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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No Time for Exercise? Or Do You?

As fitness professionals, we have heard the following "barrier" a million times, "I just don't have enough time to exercise".  We are here to advise that you DO have enough time to exercise.

There are 1440 minutes in every day.  Your time spent working a full time job is around 480-540 minutes (8-9 hour work day) and your time spent sleeping should be around 480 minutes (8 hours--which is a stretch for most).  The grand total for working and sleeping is around 960-1020 minutes per day.  This leaves you with a grand total of (drumroll) 360-390 minutes per day for discretionary activity.  In the real world, that translates to 6 to 6 1/2 hours.  Now can you tell us you don't have time for 30 minutes of exercise daily?

We understand life gets busy and there are other responsibilities in your lives.  You still can take time to give yourself at least 30 minutes a day.  If you have days when your schedule is busy, make that a rest day.  Most people have more time on the weekends so schedule activity those 2 days and then a couple more times during the week and you are participating in regular physical activity!  

If you are having trouble fitting activity in, here are some tips:
  • Wake up 30 minutes earlier to get your exercise in (and it will be done for the day!)
  • Exercise on your lunch hour 
  • Take a 15 minute break at work and walk 
  • Sneak in exercise in tiny bits i.e. 10 minutes before work , at lunch, and after work
  • Schedule it in your daily planner just as you would a doctor’s appointment
  • Involve the whole family or your friends
  • Do exercise such as planks and yoga poses while you watch your favorite TV shows
Come back again tomorrow for another workout post!  We will make it worth your time :)  

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