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How to Exercise When You Don't Have Any Time Left

By Genevieve Cunningham

It seems as if no one has enough time these days. We're all complaining that we don't have the time to do the things that we want. We work and we take care of our homes and families. But downtime? What's that? The biggest problem comes in when we tell ourselves that we don't have time to live a healthy life. Even if you really are a busy bee, it's incredibly important to make time for your health. And one way you can do this is by making time for exercise. If your schedule is filled to the brim, take a look at these ways to get in some exercise when you have zero time on your hands.

Five Minutes at a Time

The truth is that any exercise is better than none. If you can only fit in five minutes here and there, you'll still be bringing at least a little bit of good to your body. You don't have to work out for an hour straight. Five minutes here and there may not bring you the benefits as quickly as you would like, but it will still bring more benefits than if you were sitting on the couch. If all you can fit in is a few minutes of your time each day, do it and be patient with the results.

At Home

When some people say that they don't have time to exercise, they really mean that they don't have time to hit the gym. Luckily, you don't have to go to the gym to work out. If you are one of these people, just plan to work out at home. You can do this in multiple ways. You can use an at-home DVD, a video from YouTube, or you can make your own workout with calisthenics. Do what it takes to get in your workout early in the morning or late at night in the comfort of your own home, and you will definitely reap some big benefits.


If you're really busy in everyday life, maybe you should think about exercising while doing another activity. This doesn't always work, but most people can find a way to multitask. Maybe you can do squats and lunges while you watch your favorite TV program after work. Maybe you can use your lunch hour to take a walk around the block. Multitasking is a way of life for almost everyone. So why not use it to better your health by exercising with another activity just to fit it in?

Most people don't have enough time. We live really busy lives. And those busy lives are unlikely to slow down anytime soon. But this does not mean that you should let your health go to waste. Use these tips to fit in a little bit of exercise, and you'll be moving toward a healthier lifestyle and a healthier body before you know it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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