With school heading back into session and fall festivities and holidays right around the corner, sometimes the last thing you feel like there’s time for, is a sweat session.
If you’ve found yourself waiting on things to “calm down,” or searching (and not finding) that mythical chunk of free time to devote to starting (or hopping back into) a fitness routine, wait no longer. The truth is, if your health is a priority, you’ll make the time for it, no matter how hectic your schedule.
Here are a few key tips that will help you carve out the time in your schedule, even and especially when it feels like there isn’t any.
1. Get it done early
Whether you’re a natural morning person or not, there’s a lot to be said for getting out of the way early what you might otherwise find yourself putting off. Case in point, your workout. There’re few things harder than sloughing through a tough workout at the end of an already-long day, so commit to sweating it out before your day runs you down. With a workout such as EMS, you only need half an hour or less, and can then enjoy an all-day energy high and satisfaction of knowing you started your day off right.
2. Find a workout routine that you enjoy
The best workout is the one you’ll stick to. And call us crazy, but we’re way more likely to stick to one we actually enjoy! The treadmill or that weight-lifting routine your cubicle mate is doing doesn’t have to be your thing—find what speaks to you! Workouts shouldn’t feel like punishment, and there’s truly a routine and style out there for everyone.
3. Work smarter not harder
Even the most fit bodybuilders and gym-goers will tell you, you don’t need hours at the gym. Not only is it impractical for most of us to spend that much time on our workouts, it’s actually detrimental to your progress and overall fitness to over-fatigue your body. A high-intensity, time efficient option like EMS (Electrical muscle stimulation) training is ideal for those with busy schedules because you’ll achieve in 20 minutes what you’d need 90 for with a traditional, workout. Yes, it’s true, a full-body strength and fitness workout in just 20-minutes.
4. Get accountability
Numerous studies have shown the power of having a buddy system when it comes to your health goals. At FITtec, our workouts are made for two, so bring a fit-buddy or significant other, and do it together! Not only does this make workouts double the fun, on those days you don’t feel like showing up, the power of accountability and knowing someone else is counting on you will kick you into gear when you might have otherwise slacked.
*Bonus tip: Move more! It’s not only the time at the gym that count toward your fitness goals-in fact, you’d be surprised how much the little things you do throughout the day can add up too! No brainers are taking the stairs at work, getting up from your desk every half hour to go refill a water bottle or take a lap around the hallways, or if possible, switching to a standing desk! You’ll be burning extra calories and keeping your body more flexible and healthy all day long.
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