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Nov 29, 2021

The Exercise Solution: Why “No Time” Is A Lie|Stronglife

 

The Exercise Solution: Why “No Time” Is A Lie|Stronglife

We all know how important exercise is – in fact, how essential it is. "I can't find time," however, is one of the most common excuses for not exercising enough. It can be difficult to fit in workouts when juggling a career, a social life, and binge-watching your favourite series, even though we know they're important for our health and well-being. A single day flies by in a flash. You wake up with high expectations for what you'll accomplish one minute, and the next you're climbing into bed at night thinking, "Well, there's always tomorrow." When you're extremely busy, certain things have to be pushed aside, and for many people, that means exercise.
 
No excuses
 
When priorities start piling up, time is a big reason why fitness is often overlooked. But there's no need to feel bad about it. After all, you're giving it your all. But here's the thing: while you may be physically unable to exercise due to a lack of time, most of the time you simply need to try a little harder.
 
Use these strategies to get in a good workout no matter how busy you are. As long as it’s at least 10 minutes and getting your heart rate up, it’s exercise!
 
  • Bike to work
  • Exit the bus or train a few stops earlier
  • To make your walk longer, park your car further away
  • Sneak in a lunch break workout
  • Keep your workout clothes within reach - Pack your gym bag and leave it in the car so that it's always with you no matter where you go.
Finding a way to move your body in any way can be extremely beneficial to your health. Exercise can help alleviate stress by boosting immunity and easing physical and emotional tension. It has been linked to increased self-esteem, better sleep, a faster metabolism, and more energy throughout the day.
 
Start waking up a little bit earlier
 
You can definitely find a way to make exercise a daily habit, even if you have a hectic schedule. Think of working out as something enjoyable. Think of it as something you want to do rather than something you have to do. Move frequently throughout the day, making each movement count. Try getting up an hour earlier – it will help you manage your time much better.
 
Think positive
 
If you wake up every day thinking, "Ugh, I don't have time for a workout," guess what: you're right. You're probably not going to exercise because you've already decided it's impossible. However, if you wake up thinking of it as a challenge to overcome—"I might be busy, but I can definitely make time for this!"—you are more likely to do so.
 
Get creative
 
Do you really have no time to fit in a sweat session? Begin to think outside the box. Do a few squats every time you bend down to dust under the coffee table if you need to clean the house. As you pick up the kids' toys, do some lunges. Make the most of your lunch break by going to the gym or taking a walk. Not only will it help you lose weight, but it has also been shown to make you more productive during the day.
 
Schedule your workouts like you schedule your meetings
 
Making an exercise plan around work is simple to learn but difficult to maintain over time. To begin, examine your current habits before work, during breaks, and immediately after you log or clock out. Exercise can be used to replace less desirable habits such as scrolling through social media or responding to work emails after hours. Decide whether you have more energy first thing in the morning or later in the day.
 
Keep your fitness goal in mind!
 
Early workouts take advantage of your biology and psychology, which could lead to better results and long-term adherence. However, there is no such thing as a bad time to exercise. Whether the thought of daily sweat sessions makes you happy or sad, moving your body every day has some pretty compelling potential benefits. It can be difficult to stay motivated at times, which is why discipline is essential if you want to be consistent.
 
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