8 Ways to sneak in a work out
Are you constantly juggling your time between the likes of commuting, working, catching up with friends and struggle to add exercise into the mix? If you don’t already have a time slot set out to keep fit, it can seem impossible to exercise but here are some of our favourite tips to up your fitness, even in the busiest of schedules!
1. Use your feet before the wheels
Rather than jumping in the car to your local shop or work meeting, why not leave a bit earlier and take a stroll? It can be a great way to relax and clear your mind too. To give you that “get up and go” feeling try our Once A Day Energy B&C. This quick release formula provides a full spectrum of the B vitamins, plus vitamin C, which also helps to reduce fatigue and stress, helping you to feel more energised for exercise!
2. Embrace fidgeting
Are you naturally someone who feels like they constantly have to move, whether that’s simply tapping your foot, or swinging on your chair? This could actually help you burn calories, so even with a busy schedule you could be exercising without even realising!
3. Recruit a friend
Rather than meeting a friend for coffee, why not head out for a powerwalk, or head to a gym class together? This way you can squeeze in a work out and have a catch up.
4. Save time by cycling
Cycling around cities can be one of the quickest modes of transport, so you can save time on your journey whilst fitting in a work out! Cycling is a low impact exercise so great for those who struggle with joint pain, but if you’re still finding this painful try our Super Omega 3-6- 9 to help reduce inflammation around your joints.
5. Make those windows sparkle
Finding it hard to burn calories, when you feel as though there are so many chores to do around the house? Try embracing the housework, as this can in fact help you burn calories – win, win! Clean the windows in a circular motion, working up a sweat to shift some calories.
6. Take the children with you
If you have little ones to look after, you could invest in a jogging stroller to help you get your miles in, without having to fork out for childcare. Or, you could take your young brood for a stroll to the park, helping to up your step count or even strap your baby into a carrier and do squats for extra resistance.
7. Don’t be a couch potato
Why not combine your favourite programme with some exercise? In the ad breaks you can do some push-ups, crunches, squats, or even jumping jacks. At least when you sit back down and relax your sofa will feel even more comfortable!
8. Set an alarm
Give your eyes a break from your computer screen, especially if you’re chained to your desk at work. Set an alarm every half an hour to remind yourself to leave your desk and stretch your legs.