How to Find Time for Daily Exercise

It happens so easily. Your job, your kids, or your daily errands get in the way of your workout. Before you know it, you’ve stopped working out altogether. How are you supposed to fit exercise in when you have so much to do? It may be easier than you think.

Your body needs at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week. This may sound like a lot, but it’s really just 30 minutes of activity, 5 days a week. And you can break up the 30 minutes into short periods throughout the day. So your daily activities can help you meet this goal. For instance, you could park your car at the far end of the parking lot and then walk briskly to work. If the walk takes 10 minutes, you’re already a third of the way to your 30 minutes for the day.

Another way to fit exercise in is to set aside time for it. Try waking up a little earlier than usual to work out. Use half of your lunch hour for a brisk walk. Or plan to run after work. If you make an appointment with yourself to exercise, you are more likely to keep it.

Once you work exercise into your daily life, it will start to feel normal and enjoyable. You might wonder how you ever did without it.

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