In today’s fast paced world there is very rarely any spare time to do anything fun, and the last thing anyone ever considers is exercising.
We would much rather spend what little free time we have doing something that is fun, not working out and sweating. If you have a fast paced hectic life that does not give you any free time to exercise, then these tips should help you fit some exercising into your daily routine.
Park Further Away
Instead of spending five minutes trying to find the closest parking place, park further away. The little extra distance is a great chance to get out, stretch your legs, and get some much needed exercise. Doing this on a daily basis can really add up. This tip is not just for those of you that own a car. If you take public transportation like a bus or a cab, then you can put this tip to use as well. Get off the bus a few blocks before your stop, and walk the extra distance. Don’t think of it as walking, put a twist on it, and think of it as getting some fresh air. Not only is it good physical exercise, but walking can help clear your mind too.
Use The Stairs
Elevators sure have made things easier, and they have made us lazier. If you take the elevator every single day, get off the elevator just a couple of floors before yours, and walk up two stories of stairs. Once you get used to it, move up to three stories, four stories, and leave the elevator behind all together!
Get the Right Amount of Sleep
If you have a super crazy daily schedule that keeps you busy into the late hours of the night, then chances are you are not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep can really throw your body totally out of whack. It can alter your metabolism, and it can cause hormone levels to change dramatically. Now you know why you are so grumpy the next day. If your metabolism slows down, calories do not get burned, instead they get stored as fat!
Your hormone levels are also getting changed due to a lack of sleep. Can you guess which hormones are affected the most by not getting enough sleep? If you guessed the hormones that control appetite, then you win the grand prize. These abnormal hormone levels can leave you feeling hungry all day long. This can be a serious one two punch that can really pack on the pounds. Not only are you overeating as a result of your abnormal hormone levels, but your metabolism is also not burning calories correctly. Make time for plenty of sleep. We all need it.
These three tips are a great way to keep yourself fit no matter how busy your life is. Use them as often as you can, and you will soon see a thinner healthier you!
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Julie is the Author of: I Lost It! You Can Too. Stay within your budget and lose weight the simple way, even at 40. She loves to keep the weight off using a weighted hula hoop. She is a mother of two, and lives in sunny Florida.