Maintaining an active lifestyle can be a challenging concept to practice. Most of us are incredibly busy, and with no sight of slowing down in the near future, it’s understandable that physical activity can be shunted to the back burner over time.
What kind of sucks, though, is despite how hectic our lives can be, many of us are aware of the importance of physical activity and the value it can have in our lives overall. But how exactly can we make time for exercise when we hardly have time to make a meal?
Though it may not be the most practical route, there are ways to incorporate physical activity into our everyday lives without having to sacrifice too much time. It might not be the most glamorous method, but with a little creativity, you’ll find that there are opportunities to work exercise into throughout the day without having to go to a gym, per say.
Say, for example, you work in a pretty sedentary environment. Maybe you’re sitting for most of your day, looking at a computer, and you find yourself getting tense and jittery. Try setting a timer for every half an hour to remind you to take a lap around your workplace. It won’t be the equivalent of a marathon, but simple steps like these can make a tremendous difference in the long run.
Try walking in place when you’re at home watching television, or perhaps doing 15 jumping jacks every tines there’s a commercial break. Perhaps intentionally leave your lunch in the car when you get to work so you have to walk outside to get it.
Do you see what I’m getting at?
It is possible to amplify our physical activity even when we’re crunched for time. Try looking for some creative ways to get moving and see if it makes a difference over time.