Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sneaky Ways To Get Your Exercise In...

It's been said, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise in a day is the key to staying fit. Sure, 30 minutes is not a long time but sometimes it can be hard to fit in a workout during your day.

Here are a few sneaky ways to get your activity on when you're short on time!

1. Workout During Commercial Breaks
When you're watching TV, take advantage of the commercial breaks and use the time to do a non stop workout such as squats, lunges, crunches or high knees.

2. Workout While On The Phone
When making phone calls, use your head phones for a mic and get a speed walking sesh is. Can't go outside? No problem, grab a pair of weights and work your arms with some bicep curls, tricep dips or overhead presses. Workout your lower body with squats and lunges.

3. Don't Use Your Chair
If you're at work try sitting on an exercise ball instead of your chair. This will help strengthen your core.

4. DVD It...
If you don't have time to make it to the gym start keeping a couple of good workout DVDs at home. I love Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout. In 30 minutes you get a great cardio and strength training workout in.

5.  Break It Down
Instead of trying to get 30 minutes in all at once.  Try breaking this down to 3 10 minute breaks.  Walk to pick up your lunch, take the stairs instead or park further away.

6.  Double Up
Plan your gym session around your favorite television show.  It's so easy and fast to get a cardio workout in on the treadmill or stair master when your watching your favorite television show.

These are just a few ways you guys can sneak in a workout.  Do you guys have any tips to save time for working out?

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