Like so many of us these days, if you’ve got a good job, chances are you work long hours and have very little free time except during the weekends. Unfortunately, personal health and fitness don’t accommodate modern work schedules, so when we’re doing a good job at work, we’re often letting our bodies down all the same. Some are able to find time to go the gym at least 3 days a week after work, but for those who can’t, exercise is left to the weekends, if at all. Below, we’ll go over some strategies you can use to stay fit every day, even when you’re in a time squeeze.
Work out while you work
If you have an office or perhaps even a cubicle, you can work out while working at your work station. Using an exercise ball, you can strengthen your core and perform mini ab exercises, all the while continuing to type on your computer, read reports, and more. If you really have no other time to get some exercise in, at work’s the best place to do it.
Park far away
Some people spend so much time looking for a parking space close to the building that they would actually have been inside faster had they just parked a bit farther away and walked. In a society that fosters laziness, however, most people don’t bother to. Parking far away forces you to walk more, and often times, it can actually be time-saving as mentioned above. It may not be a mile run, but walking the extra distance results in calories lost, and that’s always a positive outcome.
Use the stairs
This may be a nightmare scenario for you, and if you don’t have good knees or some other contributing factor, it may be understandable that you use the elevator or an escalator. For everyone else, however, there are no extenuating circumstances preventing stair use. Stairs may be difficult to climb, but climbing stairs is a really solid workout, so you should use them as often as possible. Sure, you can make an exception when you’re lugging up three giant crates to the fifth floor, but otherwise, you should still use the stairs when you can. There’s a reason that there are so many stair climbing machines at the gym, and that’s because they end up producing real results over time.