How to Stay Fit if You Can’t Exercise Easily
When you’re an adult, the time where you’re juggling multiple responsibilities in your life, 24 hours on the clock seem very little seem very less for your day. On one hand, you have to work, then come home and set things straight there, go to the laundry to get your clothes, get the groceries, take care of the kids (if you have them) etc. In short, you are buried under a plethora of tasks to be done. In that rubble, you hardly find the time to keep up with your fitness.
Now when you hear the word fitness, you automatically associate it with the word exercise. But then you remember, you’re juggling with multiple roles in your life, can you find the time to exercise? You’re faced with two option in most cases: either sacrifice some sleep and exercise, at the cost of your productivity (and in most cases sanity), or you get your required sleep and lose out on your required exercise. Sounds scary, doesn’t it?
I’m here to tell you that you can keep fit even without a complete exercise regime that requires at least an hour of your time. Here are some ways that you can keep fit with all these responsibilities going with your busy routine.
Get busy with your kids
Yes, you read that right. If you have kids, be actively involved in their life. They also need some outdoor time to have sunshine reach their skin and some fresh air in their lungs. Take out your young babies on their strollers and walk in the park with them. If your kid is learning to ride a bike, jog behind them. In this way, you can get your need for exercise, while also keeping an eye out on them. Shoot hoops with them, or play sports with them. Take them out for walks with your pet dog. This creates a lot of family bonding, while also keeping you fit. A win-win situation for you!
The little things that count
When you’re doing a desk job, there isn’t much space for you to exercise in your given daily time. Here are a few things you can do to stimulate your heart. Firstly, if your office is on a higher level of the building take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take regular breaks from work, and go for a stroll here and there, stretch your legs. If you’re going to have lunch outside your workplace, make sure you walk to the nearest restaurant.
We all also own cars, which get pretty dirty. Do take out some time on your day off to wash it. Not only does it keep your looking new, but with movements involved with the “wax on, wax off”, you’re doing some cardio exercises, while also stimulating muscle development in your forearms and biceps.
It goes without saying, WATCH WHAT YOU EAT! If nothing else, you do eat every day. Make sure you eat healthy food and don’t indulge in too much junk food.