Health + Wellness

How to Stay Fit Even When You’re Busy

By  |  0 Comments

Here’s how to squeeze in that exercise to keep you healthy and fit no matter how busy you are on a daily basis.

Can’t have an active lifestyle due to your busy schedule? Not having a physical activity for years can be detrimental to your health. If you think now is the perfect time to make a change, you must make an effort to get active and exercise.

Make It a Priority

If work is getting in the way to a healthy lifestyle, brace yourself to make sacrifices. Be prepared to make exercise a priority no matter how busy your schedule is. If you’re at work the whole day, you may have to wake up earlier to make time for it. This can be difficult if you’re not a morning person, but you have to strive to do so in order to get yourself started.

In case you start work pretty early in the day, you can opt to work out right after office hours instead. Some people find this option more convenient as they don’t have to be in a hurry going to work. No matter how packed your schedule is, you have to find a way to squeeze exercise in your daily routine.

Start Easy

If you haven’t been exercising for years now, there is no need to push yourself to do challenging routines straight away. Exercising for more than an hour or two on your first day is not recommended. Since your body is still new to this, you can start by sweating it out for 30 minutes or so. Once you think your body can handle more, then that’s the time for you to work out longer. You don’t want to end up fainting right after your first attempt to exercise.

Listen to your body at all times. Don’t pressure yourself to be a pro the first time you try working out. Expect yourself to run out of breath and a bit light headed. The first few days will always be the hardest since that’s the time when it’s so easy to give up.

Always be patient when it comes to working out. Don’t expect your body to cope up with the difficult exercise routines in an instant. Start small and take one day at a time. Your body will gradually adjust to the intensity of your chosen routine as you go along.

Make Every Minute Count

If you don’t live too far away from your work place, you can always jog home instead of taking the usual public transportation. You may have to bring an extra change of clothes for your comfort and safety. Jogging on the way home is very convenient for those who still have to work when they get home.

If you think jogging will be too tiresome, try brisk walking instead. It is a great start for you to get your body pumped up and improve your cardiovascular system. Once you get the hang of it, you can always insert easy exercise routines like jumping jacks or burpees along the way. Walking all the way to your place is a great start for you to get back in shape.

How about your lunch break? You can always hit the gym real quick, making sure you can get back to your office on time. If there’s no gym near your work place, you can always head out for a quick walk instead.

If you have the time to watch Netflix and chill, getting yourself in shape shouldn’t be that impossible. Instead of being a couch potato; work out while you watch your favorite TV series. It may not be the best time to do so, but if it’s the only way to get you started, then that might not be too bad after all.

Being busy shouldn’t be a valid excuse when it comes to your fitness. Make time to get yourself in shape and reap the healthy benefits of exercise you’ve always wanted.


 

Join Active Ager Asia, a membership community to help you keep healthy and stay fit. Members can sync your wearables or preferred mobile pedometer app with the system, get educational articles from the Active Age and enjoy privileges. Through the portal, members are encouraged to keep good health by walking to earn incentives. More information at Active Ager Asia.

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thanks for reading the Active Age!

Get the latest articles about health, wellness and more by subscribing to our newsletter.