Our day-to-day lives can be hectic. Whether it’s work, school, kids, errands, chores, or anything else that’s keeping you busy – exercise is understandably the last thing on your mind. It’s not that you don’t want to exercise, but it’s also that after finally getting home from a long day – you don’t want to exercise. Luckily, though, there are ways you can sneak some fitness into your daily routine without having to dedicate your valuable time to a full-fledge gym visit. Not only that, making small changes in your daily routine in order to fit exercise in is a lot easier to commit to rather than consistent gym-going.
Take advantage of line time
Standing in line can definitely seem like a waste of time, but not if you use the opportunity to fit in some fitness. Flexing your ab muscles or standing up and down on your tip toes are great tools to help pass the time as well as work your core and calves.
Leave your keys at home
You don’t actually need to leave your keys at home, but try not to use them to turn on your car to take you every single place. That is, if you can walk, try to do so. Walking anywhere is a great option for fitting in some cardio into your day. Also, if you happen to be taking public transportation such as a bus or the subway, try getting off one or two stops ahead of your actual destination.
Take the stairs
This is a popular one for those who want to incorporate more fitness into their life – and for good reason. Choosing to make the extra effort to climb up the stairs rather than riding and the elevator is a great way to break a sweat without actually breaking a sweat.
Park in the back
If you are like me, then you probably park as closely to whatever building you’re going to as you can. This, however, is a habit that could be easily broken in order to add some steps into your day. Instead of waiting behind the car with its brake lights on until they finally back out, try driving all the way back where there are empty spaces all around and give one of those a try. The walk may seem small, but any extra cardio you can fit in is good for you.
Now, these are just a few of the many changes in your day to day routine you can make in order to get some fitness in. For more ways, just work to notice the little changes throughout your day you could make and make them. Consistent exercise will not only keep your weight where you want it, it will also help your health and your mental health. Fitness can be fun!