Fitting Exercise into a Busy Lifestyle
More people than ever are claiming that they don’t have enough time to exercise. Finding enough time for yourself is a tough challenge let alone making a sport like triathlon, running or cycling a main part of your life and it is a growing problem. Luckily, there are things that you can do to improve your time management, and this means that you will be able to find time to exercise
Make A Training Plan
You should start by making a plan of your average day. There should be a list of the things that you have to do, and the times during which you do these things. You will find that actually, you have time in between each activity that you usually just waste either surfing the internet or walking aimlessly around your house. Instead of doing this, you could take the time to do a set of jumping jacks or a couple of minutes of vigorous running on the spot. If you try to fit the majority of your work into just a few days, then you should find that you’re able to take some time later in the week for a proper work out. As your time management skills grow, then you can start drawing out a proper fitness plan that includes some cardio such as triathlon, cycling, swimming or running as well as some gym based exercises to build your strength and stamina.
Use Your Breaks at Work
If you work in an office, then it can be hard to exercise as you spend so much time at your desk. It is firstly important that you make the most of any breaks that you’re given. You dont have to take part in a fully fledged triathlon, even if you only have ten minutes, you could walk up and down the stairs or go for a quick walk around the block if it is possible. During your lunch hour, you could make the most of this again, meaning that you will have done a fair amount of exercise. If you’re in one of the jobs where you’re not able to get a lunch break, then you should exercise at your desk. You can buy a small exercise bike, which is basically just a set of pedals, and place it under your desk. You should find that you’re able to exercise and work at the same time, meaning that you don’t even have to leave your seat. If your job involves a lot of answering the phone, then a small weight might be helpful to keep by your side.
No matter how much free time you have in your life, you will always be able to find somewhere to fit a small amount of exercise. Even if this is only running up a flight of stairs, going for a quick burn on your bike or even a super sprint triathlon, it is better than doing nothing at all, and it certainly still counts towards your personal fitness.