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TIPS FOR FITTING IN FITNESS:
Tip #1: Take it Outside- Walking and running are such great exercise. They are free AND all you have to do is step out the door. Call a friend or take the little one out for a stroll. If you have 30 minutes while dinner is in the oven, head on out!
Tip # 2: Use Your Home Gym- Believe it or not, everyone has one. There are a countless number of exercises that can be done using little or no equipment. Not having to drive to a gym saves so much time. In my case, 30 minutes!
Tip #3: Act Like a Child- We can't stop growing older, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up! Jumping rope, using a hula-hoop or just running around with your children (if you have them) is a great workout. Chase a 2-year-old around the house for 10 minutes. You will certainly work up a sweat!
Tip #4: Break it Down- ...into smaller sessions, that is. One hour of fitness does not have to be done all at once. For example, a 30 minute workout video, a 10-minute brisk walk at lunch and a 20 minutes of heavy housecleaning should do the trick for a day's worth of physical activity.
Tip #5: A Little is Better Than Nothin'- Don't blow off a workout because there isn't time to fit in the entire session. Get in what you can and give it 100%. If you can run the distance you normally do, try upping the speed or intensity for maximum calorie burn.
Fitting in fitness can be tough, but our health should be a top priority. All of the other things in our lives that demand our focus will not be getting much attention if we don't stay active; leading to sickness and lack energy. We owe it to ourselves and to the ones we care about to stay fit and healthy. Just think, if you already feel as if there isn't enough time to work out, can you really afford to be sick or sluggish?