Are you thinking of stepping up your fitness game next year? For most people, the main obstacle isn’t a lack of motivation. It’s a lack of time. If you’re on a tight schedule, you might find it difficult to get to the gym regularly or adhere to any kind of fitness regime.
Fortunately, there are plenty of practical strategies for getting fit even when your days are jam-packed.
You may want to start with one of the many wearable fitness apps — watches, bands, etc. These apps can motivate you to take advantage of fitness opportunities as they arise. For example, if you use the stairs in a building rather than the elevator, the app will calculate the calories burned and even give you a virtual “high five”!
But, you don’t need an app to do this. As you go about your day, look for ways to be active. Walk to the store. Climb the stairs. Do a few sit-ups between meetings.
Another way to schedule fitness on a busy schedule is to join a gym or fitness club with extended hours. Some gyms are open 24/7. That allows you to schedule a workout anytime you can fit one in.
Finally, there are plenty of ways to get fit that don’t require a gym. Walking, jogging, yoga, and strength-building are examples of exercises easily done without specialized facilities or equipment.
And, remember, you don’t need to block off an hour to workout. Five to ten-minute sessions can produce results.
So, even on a busy schedule, there’s no excuse not to reach your fitness goals in 2023. As Nike famously says, “Just do it!”