Studies recommend that humans should get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 5 days per week. 30 minutes a day doesn’t seem like much, but when you have a job and a family to support, that time becomes incredibly precious. However, rather than giving up on your fitness goals, you can instead alter parts of your life to obtain more workout time. Here are a few ways you can fit in more physical activity throughout the day.
You’ve seen it written within a million self-help books, but it’s because it’s effective. Waking up earlier than usual can help you add additional hours to your day that can be used for working out. This, of course, does not mean you should deprive yourself of sleep rather that you go to bed a little bit earlier in order to have the same amount of hours. Waking up earlier will provide you with a head start on both your workout and the rest of the day, which can, in turn, reduce stress.
If you live relatively close to your place of work, then it might be a good idea to bike to work. Biking to work won’t just save you money in gas and auto maintenance bills, but it can also improve your cardiovascular health dramatically. Note that you should always be aware of the risks involved in riding your bike to work. Taking safety precautions, such as wearing a helmet, can greatly reduce your risk of injuries in an accident.
If you cannot bike to your job because of distance or dangers on the route there, you do have other options. One of the best ways to add more workout time to your day is to take the longer route to your job. This means parking on the other side of the building so you can walk further, or parking at the back of the parking lot, instead of an elevator opt-in to take the stairs to your office floor.
Getting in the proper workout time can be very difficult if you have a demanding job or a family to take care of. However, there are a variety of ways you can keep your fitness goals from going out of reach. Utilize the list posted above and see which you can realistically implement into your daily life.
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