A Full Schedule Can Work If We Choose Well
By Tom Herrin
Most people fall into one of two categories in respect to scheduling their activities. They either refuse to pack much into it for fear of overloading, or they continually overload as they add more and more things they feel they need, or want, to do. Those who pack a full list of things often face choices about what to limit and what to keep. In terms of limiting, some end up neglecting to include good exercise. In reality, people may trim some exercise time from their day while still including an adequate amount of it. Shorter exercise sessions may actually be pretty productive.
Intensity May Yield Results
For some, rather than spend 30 minutes or an hour working out, they may be able to reduce the overall time of their workout successfully. They may do this by mixing a blend of moderate exercise with high intensity activity. In these, people often do a few minutes of moderation followed by seconds of highly intense exercise. This may be followed again by moderate activity. The entire session may be less than 20 minutes. It can serve as a way to save valuable time while still getting quality exercise.
Even Smaller Things May Help
For those who are not quite so enthused about mixing levels of activity, there are other good things they may do at work or home. If they are in buildings with stairs, a few trips up and down the stairs at a break or lunch may do wonders. They also may take a brisk walk around the block. Either of these can get the heart working enough to boost health. Five or 10 minutes of this can be far better than putting it off until they feel they have the time.
Evaluate and Plan
There is really no formula that will work for everyone. As we identify our needs, we can plan accordingly. Deciding what will work for us can be a challenge but can be done. No one else is in a position to know how much we should push ourselves. On the other hand, most of us can recognize just when we may be able to push a little harder and do a little more. If we plan to be active and manage our time wisely, we may be able to fit it all in as we would like. Give it a try and see how you can save time and still be active.
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