Staying fit should be one of the priorities for people. Keeping your body fit and healthy is not something one should ignore. That being said, people have a common notion that to stay fit, one needs to do hard-core exercise and time-taking routines. The busy schedule keeps you from paying attention to your body and as a result many busy professionals get out of shape over the years due to their life style.
Here are some practical fitness tips for busy professionals which are easily to follow and not time-consuming.
1. Assign a particular time of the day for the workout:
You can start planning your fitness regime by, first, assigning a particular time of the day for the same; make a note of it in calendar or write in it your daily to-do list. When the alarm in calendar goes off every day, you’ll be compelled to start your exercise routine. This way you can make sure that you get your exercise daily and don’t miss out any day.
2. Workout on commute:
If your workplace is near your house, then try to incorporate workout on commute. You can take a walk to your work or use a bicycle to reach there. Refrain from using transportation to get to your work rather try to work out on your commute to give you stamina and strength for the day. It is a great way to include some activity in your busy schedule.
3. Use stairs:
Be it your office building or your house, try to use stairs to go up and down instead of elevators. That’s a good way to incorporate some cardio into your busy schedule. You get some leg workout done and get your heart pumping. It burns the calories and is good for your cardiovascular health. Making this habit will result in the increase of fitness and productivity as well.
4. Exercise during casual activities:
It may so happen that you won’t be able to fit workout time in your busy schedule. In such case, to get some exercise still, you can try to include exercising in your casual activities. You could walk or job when you go to get your groceries; you can power walk when you walk your dog; you can bicycle your way to shopping. Even such small effort can reap in a good result.
5. Focus on full-body exercise:
With your busy schedule, you may not have time to do exercises specific to each body part. You would want to burn calories and stay fit overall in smaller amount of time. This is why we advise to incorporate the exercise routine which will build your stamina and get rid of the unwanted calories. Such exercise, that engages your full body, will get you the strength you need.
6. Get a fitness buddy:
In order to keep you in track with your fitness regime, you can consider a buddy system. You can make a fitness buddy and both of you can keep each other in check if they start to falter from their plan. You can encourage each other to stick to the plan and motivate each other to keep moving forward. This way both of you are benefitted and you become accountable to each other.
7. Use fitness apps
Fitness apps schedule your workout time and track your daily progress. It also keeps data on how much you have worked in total and how much calories you have burned. Such apps can help you stay in the track of your progress and keep you motivated throughout. Once you set realistic goals, it’ll track your set sessions and helps you in optimizing your diet. This is good way to ensure that you exercise well and keep at it.
8. Get inspired and be patient:
To follow through your fitness plan, you need be constantly motivated. Do not lose patience when you don’t see the result immediately. These things take time. It takes inspiration, hard work, and patience to get through the time it is going to take when you can actually see the effects of your toiling. Don’t give up when there’s any setback, rather celebrate your victories and keep moving forward.
9. Keep your body clock in check:
All the exercise and fitness regime would mean much less if your body clock is not set. You should set time for everything. Your daily eating time, sleeping time, and workout time should be the same daily. This ensures that you eat right, sleep plenty, and exercise as per your need. To maintain the biological clock, ensure that a you do your daily activity such as sleep, eat, etc. at a fixed time daily and get your body used to that routine.
10. Watch what you eat:
To keep fit and healthy, along with the exercises mentioned above, one needs to eat right to have the full effect of the exercises. Not all tasty foods are good for your health. You have to find a good balance between healthy and tasty in your food choice. Include food items that boost your immunity and don’t add much calories to your body. Otherwise, all the hard work of exercise is all in vain.
Focus and maintain a strict fitness regime consistently which will help you to stay fit and prevent lifestyle related illness. Good luck!