In a world of ever-changing technology, many of us feel on call 24/7, no matter what role we work in. From family life to socializing, working to working out, so many daily activities are compromised these days just to keep up with the fast pace of life.
Unfortunately, regular exercising is one of those activities usually dropped, merely to claw back some breathing space! With some considering exercise time as luxurious, losing it altogether can mean potential health and weight issues become a significant problem later down the line.
If you find yourself struggling to make the time to exercise, now may the time to look at other temporary alternatives until you can get yourself back on track.
Can You Make Small, but Healthy Changes to Your Current Diet?
If you are struggling to find the time to be active temporarily, a good rule of thumb is to drop the number of calories you are consuming to compensate for this lack of activity.
Stop snacking and look to replace your current meals with healthier options and alternatives. Search for ideas, such as ways to get rid of 10 kilos in 1 month without exercise, or look around for workable dinnertime inspiration to make your meals that little bit more appealing, but less calorie heavy.
Can You Work out While at Your Desk?
Desk exercises are increasingly popular these days and an essential factor for those who lead sedentary lifestyles or who are at their desk for most of the working day, or late into the night.
Quite simply, anybody can tackle a few stretches or light movements at their desk regularly throughout the day without needing to get up and move or lose essential work time. You could even consider an under-desk cycling base if your office is closed off from passers-by!
Can You Make Your Everyday Chores More Strenuous?
We often do many chores over the space of a single week, without realizing how many calories they could help us to lose while doing so!
Those chores we take for granted such as vacuuming, sweeping, polishing, washing and cleaning the windows can all contribute significantly towards a healthy exercise routine – if we put some added effort into completing them.
Put on some fast-paced music and blare it out as you get on with your chores list. Move to the music quick time, working the body for a reasonable 30 minutes minimum, a couple of times per week.
Can You Multi-Task Your Socializing with High Energy Activities?
Finally, when we think of exercise, we don’t always think of having pure fun! If you find that you’re having to compromise on both exercising and socializing, why not try looking at combining the two instead?
Organize a couple of sessions whereby a group of friends or family members meet regularly and do something fun, such as roller skating or bowling. This way, you get to socialize, have fun, and more importantly move that body, working off some calories without even trying!