Do you think you don’t have enough time in your busy day to exercise? With the pandemic making working-from-home normal for many people, it has become increasingly easy to stay sedentary.
However, there are ways to get in some much-needed exercise throughout the day. You just need to be creative. Here are some tips to squeeze in some physical activities into your busy days:
Turn TV Time into exercise time
If you find yourself bingeing on Netflix more often than you used to, then it might be a good idea to do some exercises while you are at it. You can use the edge of your coffee table to do triceps dips or plank on the floor for fifteen minutes at a time. Even standing up and moving around for fifteen minutes can help immensely.
Park at the farthest slot when grocery shopping
It will force you to get as many steps in as you can. You can also train your shoulders and arms later when you are carrying bags full of groceries back to your car. It is also possible to do it when parking your car at work.
Get some exercise while cooking
You might not realize how much free time you have while you are cooking, so you might as well use the time to exercise. For example, while waiting for the water to boil or the food to cook, you can do a couple of sets of squats or dips. Just remember to set an alarm so you don’t forget that you have something cooking.
Take a walk/jog around the block
No matter how busy you think your day is, you can always find at least half an hour of free time every afternoon before dinner. You can use that time to take a brisk walk or jog a couple of times around the block. Aim for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Get a standing desk
Just six hours of standing can result in burning an extra 54 calories a day. It may not seem like much, but every little bit adds up in the long run. However, there are many other benefits to using a standing desk than just the potential for weight loss, including improved posture, which can result in a drastic reduction in back pain and other physical ailments.
These minor changes will allow you to get enough exercise during the day even if you do not have enough free time for an actual workout. At the very least, it is better than just sitting down all day.