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How To Fit Exercise Into A Busy Schedule

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK – 09-10-2018 – The Business Of Being Busy.


Too busy to exercise, make time for illness.

SO, WHY THIS QUOTE?

There are many overused words in this world. For example, I loathe the word ‘awesome’.

Sorry not sorry.

It’s used so much in media, especially T.V. as a crutch word when someone is at a loss for a better descriptor.

I will even dare to say that since the Lego movie came out, people use it even more. 🙁

But I digress.

Another overused part of our daily lexicon is the adjective BUSY.

Busy as defined by Dictionary.com means to be actively and attentively engaged in a work or pastime.

Well, we all get that. Everyday life means responsibilities such as school, work, or parenting or maybe all three. It is also cooking, cleaning, hygiene, spiritual activities, just to name some of the usual suspects.

But let’s be honest, ‘busy’ is also used as an excuse to get out of doing something new, unpleasant, or just to avoid someone. (Don’t make me feel like I am the only one!) 😉

And because exercise involves time, effort, and exertion, it is usually first on the list to be avoided.

However, if you really are a filled-to-the-second busy person, let’s see where we can buy some time for health.

MAKING OUR SCHEDULE LESS BUSY.

First, take a hard look at your schedule. No one has every minute of their lives filled with an activity. Where can YOU fit it in 10 minutes?

Before getting ready for work or your kids wake up?

Or late evening like 8 or 9pm? 10 minutes could be done with Hiit or Low impact, or an active walk with your dog. Alternatively, in a chair if you have physical constraints.

Second, make the most of tv or streaming breaks. – Get out of your chair or off the couch and do some dips or core work. Or try this quick one just for commercial breaks if you are watching tv. I like this YT vid for those Netflix days coming up when it gets cold outside.

Third – Multi task. Yes more often than not multi-tasking is not a good thing because it keeps you from focusing on one thing.

But, we’ve got things to do right?

Instead of scrolling your DMs while you cook, how about opening up that music app and dancing or doing 30 jumping jacks? Or do a chore workout?

If we are honest with ourselves, there is always time to workout. When you don’t create the time, you run into problems as we have discussed before.

Now you have some actionable tips to get you moving.

How are you going to utilize the information TODAY?

Has this quote post been motivating for you? Please let me know in the comments below or tweet me!

“Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”- Edward Stanley Brokegirlsgottabehealthy.com

- Edward Stanley