No time to workout? Try these ""On The Go"" Exercises!

I wish I could workout, but I just do not have the time! Sound familiar? Our days are packed with so many activities from work at the office, to all the effort that comes with owning a house. If you have children, multiply those time constraints by an infinite number as you have to account for all the things they need to do. This does not mean we should give up on working out, doing it only on the weekends when we want to relax, or getting up ridiculously early in order to take care of our body’s health.

It is time to get creative and by following these simple exercises you can squeeze in quick workouts throughout the day. They may not make you look like a Spartan from the movie 300, but it will let you do enough to keep yourself moving in the right direction until you have time to hit the gym.

We all need to go to shopping centers and strip malls, and when we get there we usually fight for the closest parking spot we can find. Instead of dealing with the mental frustration of trying to find that spot, try parking away from the building so that you have a little bit longer walk into your store. Not only that, try to power walk your way through all of your errands. You may feel a bit silly doing it, but you are getting fit while the strangers around you are not. Even better, if you have some things to carry back out to the car you can work out your arms and shoulders while you are walking briskly back to your car.

One of the most frustrating parts of going out is the inevitable line of humanity you will run into. Waiting for anything today is an exercise in patience with how fast paced society can be. When you find yourself standing around idly for a few minutes try flexing your abs. Flex them together and hold for about ten seconds, then repeat ten times to complete the set. 

When you are working at the office there are a few different ways to keep active. Instead of texting or emailing your coworkers, get up from your desk and walk over to speak with them directly. If they are on a different floor, take the stairs! Now you probably do not want to be a sweaty mess at work. If you decide to run up and down stairs to visit co-workers do not feel the need to over do it. A couple of times up and down to get your blood flowing is all you need.

The tried and true method around the house is push-ups and sit-ups whenever you can. First thing in the morning, in between chores, and definitely before you hop in the shower is the time to knock out as many as you can in one go. At first this will not seem like much, but over day to day diligence you will see rapid improvement in how many you can pump out.  Finally, if you own a dog, obviously he or she will need to be walked daily, try extending the journey as much as you can. Fido will appreciate it and so will your heart. Combining all of these exercises into one day may seem tedious, but the point of repeating them is to make it habitual so that you do it without thinking too hard about it. It does not take too much time to accomplish a daily routine, all it needs is just a little creativity!

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