}); relaxed and healthy: 5 ways to squeeze exercise in to your day

Friday, January 25, 2019

5 ways to squeeze exercise in to your day


As a working mother and a wife getting time for me is scarce commodity. Some days it seems that I’m running a marathon from the time I wake up until I go to sleep. Between work, homework, relationships, blogging, keeping the house in order finding time for exercise can be a struggle.

But as busy as we are, we will find time for catching up on our favorite shows or time for social networking. So why not squeeze in some time in for exercise?  We all have reasons for not exercising but it all comes down to time management and the desire to put the time in. 
However, we need to know what the cost of having a sedentary lifestyle is; it is time at the doctors, its money for medications, it the complications from lifestyle disease such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
If you want to exercise you will make time and leave the excuses at the door.



Be an active TV watcher- When I’m watching TV/Netflix use it as an opportunity to be active. When I’m watching live TV, every commercial break I use it as an opportunity mix in a brief cardio interval; run in place or do some burpees or jumping jacks. IF it is Netflix or other streaming service every ten minutes I take a two minute break to do squats, chair dips, and lunges.

Take a Walk- Instead of sitting at your desk surfing the internet or playing games at lunch time, why not go take a fifteen minute walk. The fresh air and endorphins will be beneficial and even make you more creative.

Always take the stairs- While this is an old one, taking the stairs will raise your heart rate and help to get your steps in.

-Train At Home- Pull out those old DVDs and do a thirty minute workout, or find a quick workout on YouTube to get some exercise in. The best part of it is that you can stop and start them whenever you need to.

Schedule in Gym time- Scheduling your exercise by making it the same day and time each week where it will become a habit. Since exercise isn’t always enjoyable doing it at a regular time and day will take away the though process and make it easier.



What have do you do to squeeze in fitness/exercise into your already busy day?

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