We all know just how important regular physical activity is for our overall health. But, it isn’t always easy to find the time to exercise. With busy schedules, it often falls to the wayside.
But, exercise doesn't only have to happen at the gym. You can still get some regular movement into your day to day routine that still counts!
Here are five ways to squeeze in daily movement without having to step foot in the gym.
5 Easy Ways to Exercise Each Day Without Going to the Gym
#1 Do a Mini Circuit First Thing in the Morning
If you don’t have time to do a workout video in the morning or to get out for a brisk walk, try getting a quick circuit in before breakfast. Get the blood flowing with some jumping jacks, lunges, squats, and try to hold a plank for one minute.
Even just a quick workout is so much better than nothing at all and may set the tone for a more positive day!
#2 Take a 10 Minute Walking Break
Once your day gets started, take a timeout to go or a 10-minute brisk walk. You can try to squeeze this in on your lunch break or really any time you have a a bit of downtime.
#3 Take Stretching Breaks
Many of us work at computers all day, which can make us all more sedentary than we would like, and it can cause all sorts of neck and back pain.
Try to get up and stretch every few hours. Not only will it help prevent these aches and pains, but it counts as some movement too.
#4 Squeeze in Some Movement During The Commercial Breaks
When you’re sitting down watching your favorite show, you can fit in some sit ups, lunges, squats, and even some planks during the commercial breaks. It’s a great way to get some exercise in without having to carve out any extra time in your day.
#5 Wind Down Your Evening With Yoga
Try winding down your day with a quick yoga routine. It doesn’t have to be super long, ten minutes will do! It will do your mind and body some serious good.
Find The Thing That Works For Your Schedule
At the end of the day, it all comes down to what’s going to work for your schedule. Maybe twice a week, waking up a little earlier to do a quick circuit workout is something you could squeeze in, while other days all you can fit in is a lunch break walk.
Find what works for your busy schedule, pencil it in, and you’ll be much more likely to stick to it!