Nobody in the world doubts the benefits in terms of fitness and health of exercising regularly, but who has the time? Between business meetings, daily shopping errands, and soccer game practices, how do you find the time for a workout? Luckily with little planning and smart training, it is possible to get into the best shape of your life without losing your job or sanity.
Without further ado, here are some practical tips to help you squeeze a workout into a busy day.
What's not prioritized gets marginalized. This may sound as a cliché, but it’s evident. Let’s face it, we are all pressed for time, yet we all have the time for our utmost priorities. Therefore, before you plan a workout, consider how important it is to you. Think about all the benefits you’re going to reap from daily and consistent exercise. Is it something you feel is worth perusing? Of course the answer is an astounding yes, but there is no right and wrong answers—there are only your answers. Make the right choice.
Plan Your Workouts
Success, in all areas of life, is based on a good plan. As a result, before you decide to head to the gym, make sure to have a weekly planning session where you sit down and write down exactly what you’re going to do. Doing so helps you take the guess work out of your daily schedule, thus grants the mental and physical power to carry out your training program with ease. Just make sure to plan your workouts around other daily tasks. Having balance in your daily calendar is key for long term consistency.
Focus on Quality
Though long cardio sessions have their benefits, when it comes to greater fitness results, increasing quantity is not always the best approach.
On the other hand, increasing the quality of your training helps you reap the rewards without sacrificing valuable time. And one of the best approaches to do so is via interval workout training. Also know as High Intensity Interval Workout, this type of training sheds colossal pounds, boost metabolism levels, increase muscle mass and boost fitness without wreaking havoc on your busy schedule.
Performing a workout every now and then is a permanent invitation for muscle soreness and mediocre performance. Consistency of action is the backbone of an effective training regime. Even if you’re really pressed for time, believing that a 20-minute session is not worth it is futile. Therefore, make sure to stay consistent with your training program by making sure to do at least something every day. According to Tony Schwartz, the author “The Power of Full Engagement”, consistency is the result of good habits. And habits are formed through committing to the activity for four consecutive weeks.
These 4 guidelines are all you need to learn how to squeeze a workout within a hectic schedule with effectiveness and ease. Nevertheless, the key to change is practice. So, make sure to put into action what you’ve just learned and always remember to stay within your skill level.
About the author
David DACK is a runner and an established author on weight loss, motivation and fitness.
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