Fitness Hack Here's how to stay fit despite your demanding Job

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Working out with a busy schedule

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Half the time, the popular excuse is that we are too busy and can't find enough time to workout, and so we let ourselves go.

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Half the time, the popular excuse is that we are too busy and can't find enough time to workout, and so we let ourselves go.

We all know by now that maintaining an active lifestyle should be one of our top priorities in life.

Only by taking care of ourselves do we stand a chance of being the kind of person we strive to be on the job, at home with our loved ones, and in our communities.

Well, no more!

These tips would help you find time to fit your exercises into your busy schedule.

Read on for 6 easy ways to stay fit even with a crazy schedule.

1. Work Out Efficiently

Pick a workout form that you can do almost anywhere, whether you’re traveling or getting home from the office late. Ideally, this will be a form of exercise that doesn’t require much preparation and that accomplishes significant physical gains in a short period of time. High-intensity interval training, Tabata training, bodyweight exercises, and running are all great choices.

2. Cater to Your Own Likes and Dislikes

We each need to be realistic and to know ourselves. One person’s running is another person’s yoga, weight training, or dance. Flexing your self-discipline muscles is often necessary when it comes to exercise, but make it easier on yourself by choosing a form of exercise that fits your lifestyle, personality, and taste. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different forms of exercise until you find what works best for you.

3. Use Competitions as Motivation

When it comes to being successful at work, collaboration is key but when we’re trying to motivate ourselves to exercise on a regular basis, competition has its merits. Today, it’s possible to find a competition suitable to your skill level in almost any sport. Whether you’re elite, beginner, or somewhere in between, there’s something for all of us. Sign up, set a goal, and notice what it does to you, odds are good it might be the push you need to keep yourself in the game.

4. Make a Schedule and Commit to It

If you unexpectedly had to pick up your child from school and had no back-up plan, how would you deal with the situation? Cancel an internal meeting? Take some work home with you? Do some hard prioritizing? The truth is that when we really need to, we get out of the office at the time that is necessary. Make a schedule (write it down if it helps), stick to it, and remind yourself that working out is a priority worth keeping.

5. Track Your Activity Levels

“If you don’t measure it, it doesn’t exist”. Make a note in your calendar every time you work out, and add up your workout sessions at the end of each week, month, and year so you can monitor your progress and identify areas for improvement. Measuring your activity levels and ideally keeping notes on your progress can help you to stay on track and realize when you’re slipping before you’ve completely lost the habit.

6. Choose Something Over Nothing

You don’t need an hour, or even 30 minutes, to get a complete, effective workout and some exercises is virtually always better than none. Even seven minutes can make a difference! We can always find a few free minutes in our day.

With an effective program, and done frequently enough, short and speedy workouts can do wonders to both the body and mind. Squeeze in fitness wherever you are and no matter how much time you have with bodyweight exercises or with the help of apps with pre-programmed short workouts, you can even do some exercises at your desk.

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