5 ways of staying fit when you have no time to exercise

Keeping fit these days is hard for us all. Modern life is busy at the best of times, especially when trying to hold down a full time job and support a family too. However, with a little creativity and some small changes, it is entirely possible to make sure that you are keeping fit whilst taking care of your commitments. Here are a few suggestions that may help you to do just that.

 

Take the Stairs Instead of the Elevator

This may sound fairly obvious to some. However, it is actually really surprising how many people will opt to take the elevator when they are perfectly capable of climbing the stairs. For some, the elevator is simply more convenient, whereas for others it is more about time keeping. By getting to your destination a little earlier, you can take the stairs instead which will be far more beneficial to your long-term health

 

Schedule Workouts

So many people will make the mistake of thinking that in order to workout they must purchase a gym membership, but this is simply not the case. If you have the space you could even consider installing a gym at home. A few fitness machines and some suitable flooring and you will find it much easier to workout at home. There are some great home gym flooring options available so it really shouldn’t cost too much either.

 

Sleep!

This one is so important. Very few of us will go to bed without our phone in hand, checking social media and browsing emails. However, this only means that we get less sleep. In order to maintain fitness and health, it is so important that we get enough sleep. If you struggle to sleep, then try some easy remedies such as meditation or a warm bath before bed to help you unwind. You will be surprised how much of a difference it makes.

 

Park Far Away

If you have a dedicated parking space at your workplace, then you are probably going to use that. The problem is that these types of parking spaces are often right next to the workplace, meaning very little walking is required to get to your destination. If this is the case for you, then it is a much better idea to park further away so that you get a little exercise on your way to work. You can do the same if you are popping to the mall or somewhere similar.

 

Do your Chores

Many people are surprised when they learn just how many calories can be burned simply by doing household chores. Things like vacuuming or even just general tidying around the home can be a great way of burning off those excess calories and maintaining fitness.

 

As you can see, keeping fit really doesn’t have to be expensive or even take up much of your time. With a few simple changes, you can really make a difference to your overall health and fitness.

*This is a collaboration post

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