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Too Busy? 10 Ways to Work Exercise into Your Life

Between your job, your kids, and maybe even your deployed spouse, you often wonder how you can exercise more, or even at all.

Perhaps if the day expanded to 48 hours, regular exercise would seem more reasonable. Since that won’t happen, here are some tips to work more exercise into your busy life.

  1. Make      it a priority: schedule time in your calendar      for the week, and keep it like any other important appointment.
  • Make a plan. What days will you exercise? What will you do? How long?
  • There are 1,440 minutes in the day. Can you find 30 to exercise?
  1. Get      an exercise partner. When you know someone is      relying on you, you are less likely to skip your workout.
  2. Try      exercising in the morning. As the      day goes on, many things can happen to derail your plans for an afternoon      or evening workout.
  3. Sign      up for a class or a local 5k race.      If you are financially invested, you will be less likely to skip the exercise      session.
  4. Find      something you enjoy! Try something new and      exciting. Remember, exercise does not have to be in a gym.
  5. Squeeze      in bursts of exercise throughout your day.      Use a 15-minute work break or 15 minutes of your lunch to walk. Or, use      the stairs instead of the elevator…you get the drift.
  6. Exercise      while you watch TV. Lift weights or use commercial      breaks to complete push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping jacks.
  7. Keep      a pair of walking shoes with you      (at work, in the car). This way you can take advantage of any time you      have to squeeze in exercise.
  8. Get      your family involved. Walk or ride bikes after      dinner—together!
  9. Keep      track of your exercise to see your progress.

 

For more tips on living a healthy life, visit TriWest’s Healthy Living Portal.

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