When it comes to weight loss, nutrition is a key factor but exercise is important too. You can’t outrun a bad diet but exercise does help speed up the weight loss process. You do not have to run a marathon everyday, just a couple 15 minute bouts of exercise throughout the day would be just as beneficial! Any sort of movement is better than nothing at all. Everyone has a busy life but sometimes you have to make time for yourself. Ask yourself, is watching Netflix is more important than getting healthier? If you have time to binge Netflix you have time to exercise. Here are some examples of how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
- Make exercise a part of your routine. Start your morning off with a 15 minute walk or stretch session. Use this time to reflect on your day to come and clear your head. I like to walk in the morning and stretch at night. Especially if you sit all day at work, stretching is a great way to wine down your day and release tension that built up during the day.
- Take the extra steps. Park at the back of the parking lot when running errands. Take the stairs at work and skip the elevators. Walk laps around the building on your lunch break. Quick little bouts of exercise throughout the day add up and can really help you reach your weight loss goals.
- Use your Amazon Prime membership. Obviously in the middle of a pandemic it is not ideal to go to the gym. Luckily almost everyone has a Prime membership. There are hundreds of free workout videos that are included in the membership. Now you have no excuse for not being able to go to the gym. You can workout in the comfort of your home and no one will be judging you.
- Use your chores as exercise. Everyone tries to find an excuse to not workout. Sometimes there truly isn’t enough time during the day to get exercise in. Use your chores as a way to add some movement in your day. Go the extra mile and deep clean the house, mawn the lawn yourself, organize the garage, and stop putting it off til a rainy day.