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5 Easy Ways to Exercise When Time Poor

September 5, 2015
exercise when time poor

exercise when time poorToo busy to exercise? If you are time poor and can’t manage 30 minutes of exercise x 5 times per week, then you need to think creatively.  We all have the same number of hours in a day.

Did you know there are 168 hours in a week, 10,080 minutes and all you need to do is 150 minutes per week.

Broken down it doesn’t seem that hard does it?

Below I’ve listed some obvious and easy ways to incorporate exercise into your busy life.

Here are 5 ways you can exercise creatively when time poor

1. Break Up Your 30 minutes

Try breaking up your exercise into smaller amounts.  For example 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon.  Or why not try 10 minutes in the morning, a walk at lunchtime for 10 minutes and 1o minutes in the afternoon.

2. Take the Stairs

Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator when you can.

3. Select Your Parking Spot

Try parking further away from the entrance to the shopping centre.  You will get some walking in which will add to your 10,000 steps which are recommended daily.

4. Leave the office at lunchtime

Try to get out for a walk at lunchtime.  Even if it is only 10 – 15 minutes you will be exercising and also refreshing your mind which will help your afternoon work performance.

5.  Do Housework

Put on some music and get stuck into some housework.  This counts as exercise, you will be moving and also have a beautifully clean home as well.

You can see that if you think outside the box you can become creative with your exercise when pushed for time.

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  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt September 8, 2015 at 10:13

    Excellent post, Sue! I spent most of this holiday cleaning house and moving everything out of our bedroom and into my daughter’s room where we will be sleeping while they demo the room for the remodel! Always amazed at how people also want to park close to the front door of our gym.

    • Reply sue September 8, 2015 at 13:07

      Glad you liked it Terri! Remodelling sounds exciting I hope you will post some pics. Yes I try to park a distance whenever I can at least that is a few extra steps 🙂

  • Reply Carlee September 10, 2015 at 21:25

    I really need to use some of these pointers. All of the sweet treats I have been baking for the blog have been taking their toll! Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply sue September 11, 2015 at 14:22

      I know Carlee you make them look so tempting! Just need to go for a walk and we can enjoy your lovely baking!

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill September 13, 2015 at 14:35

    I love all of these Sue – I try to get my 30 mins a day but I know I really should be doing more – maybe doing a few more short bursts will help me keep on top of things 🙂

    • Reply sue September 14, 2015 at 08:22

      30 mins a day is great Leanne! The short sharp ones are good if you don’t have the time but you are doing more than enough 🙂

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