Squeezing in workouts can be the only way to stay fit sometimes. The Holidays are hectic with shopping, get-togethers, and traveling now pushed into your daily schedule. We know it’s hard to find time to go to the gym, let alone get any type of workout in. Your fitness shouldn’t suffer just because you’re busy. That’s why we are providing four tips for squeezing in workouts during the holiday madness.
Stick with workouts that can be completed anywhere with little equipment. The best workouts are ones that give you the biggest bang for your buck, meaning they provide significant gains in a short period of time. High-intensity interval training, bodyweight exercises, or running are all good options. They burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time.
Write Down the Commitment
For most of us, once you write something into your schedule, you feel pressure to follow through. We often tell ourselves that we are too busy to fit in a workout. If you really want something, you will do anything to make it work. Write down a time in your day that you can work out, whether it be 10 minutes or 50 minutes. Stick to it and remind yourself that working out is just as high of a priority as everything else in your schedule.
Anything Is Better Than Nothing
It doesn’t matter how long you work out for. The intensity of your workout is what burns the most calories and makes it worthwhile. That being said, any form of movement is better than nothing at all. Short and effective workouts can be done in as little as 5 minutes. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or do squats while you’re waiting in line for the bathroom. As long as you’re giving it your all, every second counts.
Workout During Your Lunch Break
We all rather choose to sit and enjoy a meal outside the office during our lunch break, but this is the perfect time to squeeze in a workout! Get it done during lunch to free up time after work to prepare for the Holidays. Try hitting the gym or going for a walk. Exercise is proven to refresh your mind and make your more productive when you return to your job. Grab a coworker and convince them to workout with you. The more the merrier.