Too busy to stay fit? Try these Quick and Easy Exercises

Posted on Jan 31, 2018


You might be struggling to find time to exercise, eating right and sticking to a healthy diet, which are very common issues nowadays. However, if you find and combine convenient exercises with the right timing, then you’ll be able to complete your workout routine in just a few minutes.

The most common excuse that we usually hear is, “No time.” But, if you really think about it, you’re able to find time to watch television, movies and videos on social media, which you can actually use for a quick workout. You may be reading this because you’re aware that you’re struggling to fit a 30-minute exercise into your day, but realize that you readily spend too much time goofing off or doing household tasks that are easily completed or rescheduled.

So, how can you find time for fitness?

If you really want to become healthier then you must start exercising. You’ll need to make time and commit to it. So, here are some suggestions on how you could make time for fitness and really get your workout done.

According to the American Council on Exercise, a good way to become motivated to become fit and to avoid distractions is to exercise early in the day. Morning exercisers are more likely to stick with their exercise routines.

Well, if you really want to be fit, but don’t have time to hit the gym, then you could try changing some of your daily routines. Here’s a list of easy exercises you can do before, after or during your working hours.

1. Walking

With this simple activity, you can become fit just by walking from your home to school or to work. You can perform this exercise almost anywhere, and getting started is a snap: just put one foot in front of the other for at least 20-30 minutes. Walking can be done alone or with a friend, any time of day such as on the way home or on a stroll.

Walking has several benefits such as:

  • Lowering Blood Pressure

Walking lowers your blood pressure while ramping up your good cholesterol.

  • Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Walking is good exercise for the prevention of primary and secondary cardiovascular disease. This is a great exercise for older men and women who are suffering from health conditions.

  • Helping in Weight Maintenance

Walking is good for maintaining your current weight. People who combined walking and a healthy diet have successfully maintained their weight.

  • Keeping Pregnant Women Fit

Walking is also a good exercise for pregnant women, especially those who are working through their pregnancy. However, they must take extra care to avoid bumpy roads and prevent falls.

2. Biking

Have you ever considered biking to work? Why don’t you start now and join the many who use their bicycles on their daily commute. If you find it difficult to bike to work, however, it might be hard to find a good time to start biking.

To inspire you to find the time, try considering that biking is not only eco-friendly and cost-efficient, but is also a great way to stay fit and burn extra calories.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before biking your way to school or work:

  • Begin with short distances

  • Start with an achievable frequency

  • Wear a helmet

  • Find routes with minimal traffic

  • Stay alert for cars, trucks and motorcycles

After you’ve come up with your own strategies for being successful on your biking commute, you might find yourself wanting to bike more in the future. Even the hard-core bike commuters had their difficulties starting out.

3. Taking the Stairs

Though elevators and escalators are a given in busy cities, it would be much better for you to take the stairs.

Taking the stairs used to be a mere option should the elevator be out of order. Nowadays, more and more people realize the importance of taking the stairs for better health as well as saving time and energy.

If you can spare the time, it would be better to take the stairs especially if you want to firm up your bottom and improve the mobility and support of your legs.  Here are some of the advantages of skipping the elevator:

  • Free Workout

  • Heart Health Improvement

  • Longer Life

Climbing six floors daily or every other day would be a good place to start. All of this would add up to around 10 additional minutes of the almost daily exercise you would complete. Taking the stairs is a simple activity, but like most fitness exercises, it’s definitely worth the effort, for both your body and mind.

Once you’ve started enjoying these easy ways for becoming fit, you’ll eventually become healthier without exerting too much effort, paying for gym membership, or struggling with scheduling your workout. All you need to do is to motivate and challenge yourself. Find time to fit these simple activities for becoming fit into your daily routine alongside eating and sleeping.

At Pilates Plus, we believe that “Those who do not find time for fitness, will have to find time for illness.” We have several scheduling options for busy people to work out on their own or in a group from Monday to Saturday.

Pilates Plus has a wide variety of activities for you to choose from, ranging from those as easy as those above to more challenging exercises. Our core offering, Pilates, is a highly effective full body workout that strengthens and stretches the entire body.

On top of Pilates, our other activities include calisthenics, stretching, mat work, and balancing. These activities are specially designed to help you feel good, look better, and improve your overall fitness.

We provide the tools, the venue and qualified instructors to help you develop a strong, flexible and highly functional body. You’ll be able to go about your daily activities much more easily and take on more physically demanding tasks. You’ll also be better able to safeguard yourself from injuries. When you make time for fitness, you’ll find the investment to be more than worth it in the long run.

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