one of my favorite ways to squeeze in exercise: if you go out on the town with friends, hit a club that plays music you like. then dance to it. when you're working out with people you like to music you love, it doesn't feel like a chore anymore.
of course, finding time to go out is a whole other issue, but you'll have to figure that out on your own :P
I really liked this article. It makes a lot of sense and makes exercising seem much less overwhelming. I've been trying to squeeze in 20 minutes a day on my lunch break and it's nice to know that it might actually be making a difference. :)
5/28/2012 2:50:22 PM
I really like the article. With regard to 'no time to exercise' - a coach I know once said that we may feel that exercise takes a lot of time. But she reminded us that if we don't exercise, we will very likely get health complaints.... and these take time too! Time spent in bed or on the couch, time spent in hospitals, time spent talking to doctors or trying to get educated on the problem, time trying to get help... So it's better to exercise and have fun than to not exercise and be ill and spend time miserable later...!
5/28/2012 11:28:55 AM
My husband and I walk 40 minutes 5 days a week. We get up at 4:30 am and have done that for 34 years. Guess what - we are slim and healthy. Do we like to get up early - heck no. But being healthy and slim is important so we do it.
I am not much of an exercise person and just reading all this is a challenge. But when I do exercise, it has to be at home in the morning before my shower. Then I can get going to work all fresh. Exercise = sweat for me and it has to be planned around that.
I have known people who go for a brisk walk at lunch at work and their friendships diminish over the afternoon, lol. Sweat and the office = yucky.
When I saw the headline I thought, "I'm going to scream if one of the tips is to get up earlier!" And it turns out to be the first tip. At least it also suggests going to bed earlier. But I don't see how that gives you any more time in the day. As someone who suffers from Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder I'm really senstive to the the "just change your sleep schedule" nonsense.
The other 9 suggestions are helpful.
5/15/2012 8:57:17 AM
i am not one of those people that is just making excuses that i don't have time so i won't have to work out. i do find time to do it, although just not every single day anymore. i do have to say, though, that these list articles annoy me with what they say about making time, especially in the morning. i don't know about anyone else, but i SWEAT when i work out, meaning that i need to shower afterwards if i'm going to be going anywhere. getting up 30 minutes earlier is NOT enough time for me to fit in a workout and a shower and get ready for work. i guess this is a girly/vanity thing, but it takes me a while to get ready and if i was going to be getting up early enough to fit in a workout and a shower and get ready all over again i would need to be getting up at like 4am. which is not ok :P
I like the idea of scheduling in exercise like an important appointment. It is important, because it is time well spent making and keeping yourself healthy! I also try to get my workouts done in the morning that way I have the rest of the day to handle life's unexpected twists and turns. Morning workouts also are a great energy boost to meet the day head on!
I like the "10 minute rule". Even if I'm having a busy day and am tired at the end of the day, I find a way to do 10 min of cardio - something, anything. I'll wind up usually doing more than 10 min but it helps to make exercise less daunting of a task.
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