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How to Make More Time for Exercise

By Genevieve Cunningham

Fitting exercise into your schedule is hard sometimes. We're all so busy. We have work and home and community and family. It adds up quickly! But making time for exercise becomes even more important as we get older. Exercise is key to good health, and literally nothing can quite take its place in our lives. So how do we do it? How do we fit in more exercise when we're already scheduled to the max? If you need help making exercise happen in your daily life, take a look at these tips to help you find the time.

Wake Up Earlier

Of course you don't want to wake up earlier. We all love our sleep. But if you're serious about making exercise a priority, this may be your only option. The good news is that even a simple 20 or 30 minutes might be enough to make a difference. Get up, find a workout on YouTube, and make some space in your living room. You don't even have to leave your house! This takes self-discipline, but once you get the habit down, it will bring big benefits to your overall health and wellness. 

Use Your Lunch Break

If the only time you have is at lunch, then close your office door and do some yoga. Why yoga? Because you don't need much space, you probably won't sweat, but you'll still be challenged. And as an added bonus, you'll also get a little break from your mind! This technique also requires that you eat a light lunch so that you can carry out your workout. If better health is the goal, this is a win-win situation.

Include Your Family

We have to make time in our day for family. But if you also need time for exercise, just combine them. After dinner, take your whole family for a walk outside. You'll all get a little exercise and the process may help everyone wind down as well. This is a great habit to build as your kids get older too. If family time and exercise both need spots in your life, this method can work for everyone involved.

We make time for the things we really want to do. Can you really make time for exercise? If you want to, you definitely can! Use these tips to make more time in your life, and get moving for better health and long-term wellness for the rest of your life.

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

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