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10 Fitness Hacks For Busy People

These days, everyone seems to be in a hurry. As a busy person myself, I understand how difficult it is to juggle the time between work and life. Most of the time, because we are so busy with our job, we tend to set aside doing our regular workout routine. However, missing workout frequently can take its toll in our health and for sure you don’t want that to hit you.

Don’t worry. Here are the 10 fitness hacks you can try to keep you on track.

1

Keep It Short

Keep It Short

It is not about how long you exercise but it is about how intense your exercise is. Always opt for a shorter but intense exercise over a long but moderate one. There are researches showing that an intense but short workout is more effective that long workout where you don’t push yourself.

2

Use Your TV Time

Use Your TV Time

You can make use of your TV time to work out. During commercial breaks, you can have a mini work-out. You can make use of the 3-minute commercial breaks between your favorite TV series 2-hour season finale to exercise. Accumulate those minutes and you will have more or less an hour spent on workout.

3

Change The Way You Commute

Change The Way You Commute

Change the way you commute from you place to work. You can walk or ride a bike if your office is just few miles away from home. If your place is far from work, you can park far from your office to allow you to walk to get to your car.

4

Use Your Body As Weight

Use Your Body As Weight

If you have no time to lift weights, you can make use of your body as weights. Instead of taking elevators or escalator, climb the stairs instead. Climbing the stairs is a great alternative in lifting weight, especially if you spend most of you time at work. It can help you burn calories and lose weight.

5

Listen To Music

Listen To Music

Music has a way to keep us motivated to workout. Listening to music while working out can keep you distracted from the bodily effects of exercise which includes pain. Aside from that, music can help you improve your performance and is a great cure for boredom. Additionally, choosing a good music can also affect the tempo of your work out.

6

Break Down Your Workouts

Break Down Your Workouts

If you need to spend 150 minutes a week for your workout but you seem to have no time at all, you can break down the minutes of your workout. For example: if you have two 15-minute breaks at work aside from lunch break, you can make use of these two 15-minute breaks to have a quick workout. Do this for 5 days and you will have a total of 150 minutes workout.

7

Do It Early

Do It Early

Working out early in the day can make you more efficient. Plus, if you work out early just before you go to work, you will never have to worry about something that might take the time of your workout later in the day. It is also good to work out early because it’s not too hot and there are fewer people exercising.

8

Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

An hour before you workout, you must stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before you workout and if you are not going to go an hour or more for workout, it is best if you avoid drinking during your workout. You can then drink water to replenish loss energy after your workout.

9

Hire A Trainer

Hire A Trainer

Hiring a trainer is perhaps the best you can do to ensure that you can achieve the best results in your workout. Your personal fitness trainer can come up with the right program specifically designed for you. He can assist you in proper technique and forms to help achieve your fitness goals.

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Make It Fun

Make It Fun

Working out does not need to be boring. If you don’t want to work out just because it bores you, you can do other activities that can replace your workout routine. You can engage into sports and other outdoor activates like biking, wall climbing or swimming to make you exercise fun.