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10 Ways to Find Time for Exercise

Busting the #1 Exercise Excuse: Lack of Time


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    I love this article. If you find time to clean your house, you can find time to exercise. I cleaned my Son's house for 2 hours and did 21 minutes of core sit down exercises. I burned 459 calories. So I think everyone can do it! I hope everyone has a blessed day!
  • Active commute is a biggie for me. It doesn't take any more time than driving, since I live close to work, so it really costs me NO time, and I get to work energized and feeling just a little too proud of myself!
  • Someone said their smartphone made them exercise less because of games and web browsing etc. For me, it's been just the opposite. I walk in place while reading or playing games on the phone. I also found long ago that I play video games better when standing and/or moving in some way, starting from the old 8-bit Nintendo! The handhelds were great for that also. Anyway- although I also stand/walk in place a little while working at the computer now, my activity level went way up when I got an iPhone because I would definitely move somehow while reading on it. The same can be done while reading hardcopy books and magazines. Also while talking on the phone, watching cat videos, or tv.... I know this site seems dedicated to working up a sweat as exercise, but really just moving more while doing what you already do makes quite a difference. No sweat or special clothes required. A few minutes here and there adds up also.
    I love this article. There shouldn't be any excuses for putting ourselves first!! Don't ever put your health & wellness last. That is exactly what we do when we don't eat right & excerise.
  • I had to laugh at #9, "find an activity that you love". Sorry, there is no activity (running, sports, etc.), that I love or that I can do. My activities are reading, playing the piano, and singing. They would not fall under what most people call an "activity".
  • The exercise I avoid is strength training so I put my set of dumbbells right in front of the TV. I can work out with them AND follow my favorite shows at the same time.

    The article itself is great, however I CRINGE at the photo of the high heeled shoe. Wearing those things has impaired women for decades. What we are conditioned to do for fashion amazes me. Watching my mother and her sisters hobble around in their later years has been so sad.
    This article has been a huge help when covering the topic of making time for exercise. I am in total agreement that the hardest part of working out in a gym is going to one. There are many variables when deciding when to work out. Some variables include driving, getting ready, finding a partner to go with etc. I have found that a solid consistent routine is key for continuous fitness. I have really enjoyed this article and the comments left below. Often times people forget the simple activity of planning when it comes to fitness.

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  • Ever since I have my smartphone and add game apps, I started to get less of my exercise time, I get so distracted that mere minutes turn to hours of online! This article reminds me of what I've lose - fitness time for myself!
  • Good suggestions. Thanks
  • I can actually use some of these suggestions. Thank you.
    Good article. I've recently found that I have more time to exercise when I only watch the tv shows that I really really like. 1/2 hour of tv, or 1/2 hour of exercise? Which will benefit me more - exercise always wins, and I still have time to watch the tv shows I really enjoy.
    Great article - to train for this Tri in August I have had to cut back on Social Media at first I felt I was not being supportive but the reality is a Healthy Selfishness and better time management.
  • Great article! January is difficult because of the work stress and I'm worn out from long, stressful hours. It would be easy to just go to bed or hit the recliner. This challenge is great to help me keep going.

    What I've been doing that's make a big difference in stress relief and an energy boost is right after work I let the dogs out and we go walking together (they need exercise too). I don't go back inside to get side tracked, instead I walk as fast I can stand it in order to get in at least 15 min before dark. Once I go in, I want to keep on going, and move on to routine exercise. I'll keep this habit up!
    I LOVE this article. I have four children ages 5, 3, 14 months and 11 weeks! My youngest two are one year and two days apart. I used them as an excuse for too long. Granted I have to wait until evening to workout, I fit it in every day. Once the 14 month old goes down for bed the 5 year old loves to do Insanity with me. The three year old loves to stretch (she says it helps her in her ballet class lol) and the 11 week sits in the swing. Sometimes he cries and my husband and I take turns giving him a pacifier but he is fine to wait until we are done. It has become a family activity that everyone looks forward to. It works for us. We may have to alter times a few times a week for birthday parties, dance recitals, ball games, parent-teacher conferences, etc. but the kids actually keep us accountable. No more excuses for us. :)
  • Love this article!!

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