Simple Ways to Add Exercise to a Busy Schedule

Many people want to exercise and get into shape, but with how fast paced our world is, not everyone has the time to go to the gym or do serious workouts. But there are tons of ways you can work exercise into the busiest of schedules. Keep reading for a quick list of ways you can get exercise without needing long workouts.

Whenever you go somewhere, park at the back of the parking lot. This will add a bit of exercise to your daily routine. It’s not going to give you a high calories burning workout, but you’ll slowly burn more calories every day.

Try putting commonly used items on the other side of the room. This way instead of just reaching for them, you actually have to get up and walk over to the item. You can even try hiding your TV remote so that you have to get up and walk over to the TV whenever you want to turn it on or off or even change a channel. It’s another good way to burn a few more calories every day.

If you’re going somewhere that has multiple floors, take the stairs instead of the elevator. You’ll be amazed at how many calories and how much muscle you can build just by walking up and down stairs every day instead of taking the elevator. It’s a great cardio workout and a great way to build up the muscles in your legs.

Whenever you’re watching TV and there’s a commercial, get up and do some exercise. Whether it’s some push-ups, sit-ups, or some jumping jacks, do whatever you’re most comfortable with. And with the amount of commercials during the average TV show, you can get a decent workout in while you’d otherwise be sitting on your butt.

Anytime you’re waiting in line, try doing some standing calf raises. It can be a good way to help build up those muscles in your calves. And the more muscle your body has, the more calories you’ll burn at rest. You’d be amazed at how often you’re just standing there waiting in line at the store, at the vending machine, etc. Why not use that time to get a bit of exercise in?

When you get the mail, try jogging out to the mailbox and then doing one or two laps around your house afterwards. This can get you a quick burst of cardio in to burn off a few extra calories. If you do it every day, those few calories will add up and you’ll start to see those pounds disappear.

Try buying a set of ankle weights or a weighted vest to wear around. You’ll burn off more calories just doing your daily activities and you’ll build up muscle at the same time. It won’t take any extra time in your day but you’ll slowly see a difference in your weight and appearance.

Working out and getting exercise doesn’t have to take a lot of time. There are tons of things out there you can squeeze into even the busiest of schedules to get in shape. Don’t be afraid to try one or two of these things and get yourself in the shape you want to be in.