We’re all so busy these days, who has time for exercising and thinking about healthy eating? Here are ten tips to help you out with that dilemma!
1. Short workouts – You don’t have to fit in an hour-plus workout four times a week, try shorter, more intense workouts. For instance, here’s an example of a 10-minute cardio workout on youtube:
2. Find what you like! Some people adore zumba, others zen out at yoga. Whatever makes you feel good, that’s the workout for you because you’ll keep coming back.
3. Look online for super-quick recipes. Then make sure the fridge has the elements you’ll need, and zap that dinner together, giving you more time for the things you love. Or, fill the freezer with healthy MagicKitchen.com meals, and life gets even easier!
5. If you absolutely don’t have time for a workout, then fit fitness into your lifestyle; take stairs instead of elevators(if you’re on the 40th floor, take the elevator to the 35th floor and hoof it from there). Walk or bike to work. Garden or do yard work. If you have a lunchdate with a friend, offer to go for a walk rather than sitting down at a restaurant.
6. On a weekend, if you’re making a pasta, stew, soup or healthy curry, make enough for more days. Then have it waiting in the fridge or freezer for those busy nights when you don’t feel like cooking. Much better than ordering a pizza!
7. Work out in the morning- it’s better than coffee for waking you up, gets that endorphins rolling, and gets your day started right! There are various health benefits to working out in the morning, including boosting your energy.
9. You need to relax. Meditation can help. Go to Headspace for an easy 10-minute meditation session that will ease you into your day, or help you conk out at night.
10. Exercise while watching TV. You know you do it, we all crash in front of the tube at the end of a long day. But if you set up your exercise bike in front of the TV, you can jump on and pedal away as you watch.
Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger