|If you're truly busy, squeeze in a workout in the morning before you go to work and then after your day ends. As an added bonus, you'll get to enjoy the "exercise high" (aka endorphin rush) more than once a day.|
The solution? After a busy day at work, head home and go outside for a run, bike ride or walk. Not only will you be working your body, you'll be saving time as well.
Weight lifting is a key component to any exercise routine. If you don't have – or can't afford – a set of dumbbells, there are still some clever options to help you work out at home. Use filled water bottles to do bicep curls or hold them in your hands while doing lunges or squats.
You can also rely on your own body weight as a good weight lifting tool. Research shows push-ups and tricep dips are just as effective as using weight machines at a gym. You just have to actually do them.
Be a true multitasker and get your friends or family involved in your fitness routine. Come up with a sport or activity you can all do together. Not only will you be burning extra calories, you'll also have the pleasure of spending time with them in a new and unique way. This is good for your health but it can also enhance the bond you already share.
Recent research shows breaking up your exercise routine into chunks – 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes when you get home from work – can be just as effective at keeping your heart healthy as exercising in one session.
So, if you're truly busy, squeeze in a workout in the morning before you go to work and then after your day ends. As an added bonus, you'll get to enjoy the "exercise high" (aka endorphin rush) more than once a day.