exercise tips for busy people

Too Busy To Workout? Try This



Between work, school, the kids, pets, the house, and a million other things, it may seem like you never have time  for yourself and your own health!

The good news is you’re not alone.  It can be done all you need is dedication and some commitment to make it happen!

Here are 5 ways to burn calories no matter how busy you are:

1. Wake up 30 min. earlier

If you don’t have time during the day to do any kind of workout, all you have to do is get up 30 min. earlier. Thirty minutes may not seem like enough time to wake up and get moving, but all you need to do is change your attitude to prioritize your health. If you can’t make it to TFW Mahopac, try one of the following routines: do a core workout, do a pushup contest with yourself(try to beat your last record), do some yoga, do a full body stretch, mixup some body weight exercises like body squats + lunges for your legs… The important thing is to get up, grab a bottle of water, and GET MOVING!

2. Workout with the family.

Even though we love making our workouts about us, sometimes it’s hard to do when you’ve got little ones that need you all day long. If they are too young to come to the gym with you, then clear out a space in your house where you can workout with them. They’ll mostly get in the way, like a mom has told us, but it works pretty good if you have the patience. If you have older children, then it can work really well. Kids need more exercise nowadays than ever.

Tip: Join a program as a family! Get healthy together!

exercise tips for busy people

3. Workout when the kids nap.

This is another great tip for stay at home moms or dads. If you can manage to get your kids to nap together, you should enough time to burn some calories. Get into the right mindset so you can push yourself to finish before they wake up!

4. Take your lunch on a walk.

If you usually eat your lunch at your desk, let’s change it up! Take a 10 minute walk, stop to eat your lunch, then walk the 10 minutes back to your desk. We know this may not feel like a big deal, but that’s 20 minutes of walking that you normally don’t do! It’s a great way to sneak in some exercise and get you out of that chair.

5. Do chores faster!

Need to get that yard work done or wash the car? If you speed up the pace, you can increase your heart-rate. Need to drive 2 minutes away to the post office? Jog there or walk there. Bringing groceries into the house? That’s a Farmers Walk waiting to happen. Just be careful not to over exert yourself with improper form. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself.

Are you too busy to workout? Do you have a gym membership but never go? Fill out the form below and sign-up for our TFW Kickstart program!


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About the Author John Praino

Coach John's enthusiastic approach and positive energy will get anyone excited about fitness. However it's his ability to motivate and inspire people to do more not just in the dojo but in life that gets results.

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