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Too Busy To Work Out? Try This...

We all live busy lives. The day may well start off with the all good intentions of a hard gym session in the evening but you end up working late, the kids need picked up from school and one thing after another, all the excuses come up. By the end of the day you have no energy left to even think about working out!

There are so many excuses we can come up with. However, if you genuinely find yourself just far too busy some days then read on...

Here are some tips that can help you get some exercise in no matter how busy you are:

Upon waking: start a stopwatch. Jog on the spot for 1 minute. Jumping jacks for 1 minute. Bodyweight squats for 1 minute. 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups. Jog on the spot for 1 minute. Stretch for 1 minute. That's a quick five minute workout completed before you've even left the bedroom! If you have more time, even better! Get some exercise in first thing in the morning and if the day gets on top of you, at least you've managed something!

After breakfast: how far away is work? Can you walk or cycle? If you can, do it! If not, maybe park a little further away from the front door? Remember, if you have to choose between the stairs and the elevator, don't be lazy!

At work: are you lucky enough to have a labour intensive job? Yes, I did say lucky! If you're a construction worker, chances are you'll be getting in a good bit of exercise throughout most days. Unfortunately, if you sit at a desk all day long, it may seem 'easier' now but you will pay the price eventually. I don't care how ergonomically your workstation is set up and how straight you sit - it will catch up on you. If you have no choice but to be desk bound, look at the options available to you. If you can get a standing desk, get one! If not, just make sure you keep moving. Get up and walk somewhere after each task you complete. There's a lot you can do here to keep moving. Some jobs will cause difficulty here. If you're a HGV driver for example, getting up and walking isn't quite so simple. Just ensure you take regular breaks and move around during them!

Lunchtime: do you have shower facilities at work? How long do you have for lunch? Can you eat at your desk after your lunch hour? If so, this is a great time to get in a good workout! Even if you only have time for a 20 minute walk, get it done!

After work: if you didn't manage to get that workout in at lunchtime, go now if you can! Do not go home first if you plan to go later in the evening! If you go home, the likelihood of you actually getting to the gym will diminish. Be prepared and pack gym kit in your bag or car each night and you won't have that excuse! If you really don't have the time, as soon as you get home, go straight out for a quick jog - even 20 minutes is better than nothing.

At home: even when you're at home in the evenings, you can get some kind of exercise in. Find a reason to get moving. Play with the kids, take the dog out for a walk, do some DIY. If you end up sitting watching TV, remember to get up and move when the adverts come on. Encourage your family to exercise too. It may not be easy but if you succeed, you will be helping them as well!

Ahhh, bedtime: it's almost time to finally stop moving. This is the only time you should be still for any length of time. But before you hit the pillow, remember to have sex if you can! Sex is great for the mind as well as the body. If you followed all of the steps in this post, you should now sleep like a log.

As you can see, it's always possible to get some kind of exercise in. It really comes down to how bad you want to be healthy. Too many of us wait until something goes wrong and then try to fix the problem. Be ahead of the game. As soon as you stop moving, your health will start to suffer. Don't let this happen to you. You only have one body. If you want to look and feel great then keep on moving!

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