Earlier this month I posted three time saving fitness tips, and three more time saving fitness tips to promote my new free ebook “25 Time Saving Fitness Tips“. Well here’s another installment in the series, BOOM, and… obviously another shameless plug for my ebook. So here is “another three time saving fitness tips”, because there are just so many ways to include fitness and activity into your day. If you missed it, time was the theme for this month on the blog because it’s seriously the #1 excuse I hear from people so I’m here to help, educate, motivate, and inspire.
Another 3 Time Saving Fitness Tips
Make everyday tasks a workout
This goes back to multitasking really but with a little twist on everyday stuff that you have to do every day. Vacuuming? Set a timer, get busy, and MOVE! Clean windows with energy and enthusiasm. Make yourself sweat with your housework. I’ll give you my life hack for this, when I’m doing boring mundane tasks I move. Brushing my teeth, I might be doing squats. Potty Break? Don’t sit every time, ladies – squat! Not only does this work your muscles but you prepare yourself for using public bathrooms, you’re welcome. Think of boring tasks you do that could be made more interesting with some movement. Vacuuming is way more interesting when you blast music and dance your way through it like Mrs Doubtfire!
Workout where you are
Some time sinks cannot be avoided. Taking kids to their ball game, getting cars serviced or other must do tasks. So throw on your workout gear and while at the ball game walk around the field, or run the stairs. Squat, or do lunges. Yep you’ll be a little conspicuous but you might just motivate others to join in. Walking the dog and he’s sniffing or going potty, then do jumping jacks while you wait. There are so many opportunities to just be more active in your day. We should be aiming for an minimum active day of 10,000 steps or 5 miles, some sedentary people are lucky to make 1,000! That’s crazy right? I’d rather be the active crazy person running around the baseball field than the one sat in front of a TV needing a triple heart bypass.
Mini workouts throughout the day
Finding time for fitness doesn’t have to mean making an hour available. It could be 30 minutes in the morning, then 15 minutes in the evening. It could be 5-10 minutes every two hours. This is a great thing for those that work at desks, just get up every hour and walk up and down the stairs for five minutes. Leave your step or mini trampoline out so you use it! This reason alone was the ONE reason we elected to combine our home offices and have a home gym. I have my Giant Road bike set up on the indoor trainer ready to go in minutes. We have a treadmill, rowing machine, weights and more. There is always a spare 10 minutes. I have a yoga mat in the home gym AND in the living room. Because 5 minutes is all I need to do some yoga poses, planks, pilates or anything. This is one of the reasons I made my Wednesday Workout videos short. Most can be done once in 5 minutes, and I always say if you have 10 minutes, then just repeat it!
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