Many women today are busy with their family, their work and everything in between. Unfortunately, many of them let exercise fall to the back burner. Exercising is very important to a woman’s health and should be a part of their life whether you are busy or not. Exercise gives women energy and better sleep. It also helps women to feel better about themselves and gives confidence. If you are a busy woman who is looking for a way to add exercise to your life the following article can help.
Exercise is very important and should not be shoved to the side. Just as you would any other important activity in your life, schedule in your exercise. I know, you are probably asking, “But where?” Do you have a break at work? Or maybe you would rather exercise during your lunch hour? Some women even like to get up early and do their exercise routine first thing in the morning.
Exercise with your family. When you are planning to spend quality time with your family, instead of doing a sedentary activity, do something physical. There are a lot of fun physical activities that families can do together. You and your family can play a fun game of basketball, soccer, volleyball or any other game your family likes. If your family likes to ride bikes, go on a bike ride. You could also take a hike at your favorite park.
Purchase a gym membership. Gyms are great places for busy moms to work out. There are many options at most gyms. If you want to run on the treadmill, you can do that at the gym. Or maybe you want to take an aerobics class.
Exercise in shorter sessions. If you find yourself with 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there, use that time to sneak in some cardio exercise. If you have a break at work, you can take a walk, do some jumping jacks, run in place or walk up the stairs, or anything that gets your heart pumping. Research shows that three 10 minute sessions of cardio are just as good as one 30 minute session. You can also leave dumbbells or other exercise equipment at work. When you find a few minutes in your day, do an exercise. Exercising during your work day not only helps get you into shape, it will also give you the much needed energy you need to get through the rest of your day.
Set realistic goals. If you are not a runner, do not tell yourself that you will run a 5K in two weeks. It will take some time to build up to that. You know you need to add exercise, but do not make a goal to exercise two hours a day if you know that is impossible. Make goals that you can reach and you will be more likely to work towards them.
Staying in shape can pose a challenge for busy women. The advice in this article can help you easily add more physical activities into your daily life.