Going to the gym, going for a run or doing small training routines at home are good ways to exercise during the week but they require a certain amount of free time. What happens to those people who work from 8am to 8pm and come home not strong enough to play sports?
Today we share with you small changes that we can apply to our routine to stay in shape even if we don't have enough time to play sports.
- Make the most of your time: You can make small changes to your daily routine to make the most of the time you have. For example, walking or biking instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, doing quick stretches during breaks at work.
- One or two sets before showering: You can do exercises at home that don't require a lot of time or equipment. For example, cardio exercises like jumping rope or jumping jacks, strength exercises like push-ups, squats, and sit-ups. While the water is heating up!
- Incorporate physical activity into your daily tasks: You can do tasks that involve physical activity, such as gardening, cleaning the house, walking the dog or playing with your children.
- Set small goals: If you only have a few minutes a day, set small goals and do short duration exercises. For example, do 5 minutes of stretching in the morning and in the evening.
- Be consistent: The most important thing is to be consistent with whatever activity you do, even for a few minutes a day. Over time, even small amounts of activity can add up and have a significant impact on your physical and mental health.
We hope that from this article you can get some idea or the motivation you need to not give up and dedicate those extra minutes to exercise to have a good physical shape and above all, mental health.