Any Movement Counts

Any Movement Counts

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Any Movement Counts

"I don't have any time" The number one excuse is that we have no time to exercise. Let's go over why this is not a legitimate excuse. You do not need to exercise as m ...

“I don’t have any time”

The number one excuse is that we have no time to exercise. Let’s go over why this is not a legitimate excuse.

You do not need to exercise as much as you think. (You just need to eat better!) Try strength training or intense exercise for a short time instead. It saves you time and it is just as effective. If you truly enjoy running for hours on end then by all means do it. But don’t waste your time if you don’t. If you are just looking for ways to improve your health, any movement will do.

Why do we exercise? Why do we think we have to do it every day for an hour or more? Unless you are training for something in particular, this is unnecessary. More is not always better. If you are looking to lose weight, exercising for hours on end will not allow your body to properly recover and besides, you need to change your diet to see any real results. You need to give your body the proper fuel in order to make exercise effective; you cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet.

This video puts into perspective the issue of time; you have much more time than you think. If you can just set aside 30 minutes per day, you have 23 1/2 hours to do everything else. It doesn’t get much simpler.

 

 

Here are some ideas if you don’t know what to do or have no time to exercise:

The “exercise when you can” plan. Use basic exercises and do them when you can. Do them during work breaks or while waiting for coffee to brew. Any time you are standing around waiting is perfect. 12 effective exercises and how to do them.

The 7 Minute Workout. This workout is done in high intensity intervals, which evidence is showing to have just as much benefit as a longer exercise. You only need a steady chair. Each exercise is done for 30 seconds with a 10 second rest in between. Repeat two or three times if desired. It should be uncomfortable but it’s only for a short amount of time. 

7 minute workout

The 7 Minute Workout. 30 seconds each with 10 second rest between.

30 Day Challenge. This yoga challenge provides a video of an average of 15 minutes each day. It’s easy to follow and you’ll have great results by the end. Anyone can do this.

YouTube. Follow along to exercise videos. I guarantee YouTube has every type of exercise you could think of, even if you want to try jazzercise. PopSugar Fitness has tons of 10 minute videos.

Smartphone Apps. You always have your phone with you so why not get your exercise tips from an app? Fitnet has very quick workouts. Workout Trainer is another good one.

The 10 minute stroll. Have a few minutes? Take a short walk. It counts. Have a dog? Or a child? Take them with.


 

Fresh Moves: When there is no time to exercise, just move your body. 

 

Comments ( 2 )

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