Tips to Work Out Regularly With a Busy Schedule


It might be difficult to find the time to engage in regular physical exercise when you have a hectic job schedule. Even if you have the time to travel to the gym and back, it’s hard to find enough time and motivation to complete an hour-long workout session. Don’t fret, with a bit of help, you will easily find a way to integrate working out into your already hectic schedule. Fortunately, we have a slew of suggestions to help you get through your to-do list quickly and efficiently.

Make use of your commute

People with an irregular and hectic schedule can easily work in some active time if they make use of their commute. Most of us live a couple of miles away from our jobs and just sitting in your car is a great way to kill time but there’s no exercise involved. If you feel motivated enough, you can choose to run your commute. It doesn’t have to be both ways if your job is too far away. For example, take a train to work and run your way home. This can also be a great way to release some of that work-related stress. If you’re not as keen on running or you just don’t have the means to shower at your job, you may opt for a less intense exercise – biking. Biking can be a great way to tone your legs and incorporate some great cardio into your lifestyle. 

Home workouts are great

If you purchase a proper yoga mat and some dumbbells to set up a small home workout area, you will save time by not having to go to the gym and back. As a result, whether you practice yoga, do a HIIT exercise, or follow a dance video, this will be more doable for your busy lifestyle. Those who work from home know this all too well. The time saved by not having to drive to the gym can be worth it; however, this way of exercising has a little downside. There’s only so much equipment one can store in their small apartment or house.

Have your kit near you

If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself when you’re always exhausted from work, a great way to fit the gym into your lifestyle is to have your gym bag with you at all times. Keep your gym bag in your car fully stocked with your favorite active leggings, water bottle, and all the other things you’ll need for a full sweating session. Once you finish with your job for the day, it will be easier to just drive to the gym once you’re already geared up. You don’t have to waste time by going home to pack all the gym essentials. However, make sure to take out the sweaty clothes once you get home and put in new clean ones back. 

Get a gym buddy

If you find it hard to stick to a commitment, find a friend who’s a bit more easily motivated and go to the gym with them. So, if you're looking for a workout partner, we recommend that you ask around your friend group. We guarantee you’ll find someone who’s interested in tagging along! What is also great about so-called gym friendships is that you'll foster a healthy sense of rivalry amongst yourselves which can also serve as a great motivator. If you’d like to spice it up a bit, set up a challenge to achieve a certain objective within a set amount of time. You can even think of an amazing award. The cherry on top is that it’s certain that your relationship with your gym buddy will become stronger as a result of spending more time together. An added tip – if you find a gym buddy who’s also your work colleague, this may be even more beneficial especially if you’re already struggling to have a healthy life-work balance. 

Finding time to work out can be tough but this can also serve as a great excuse to all the unmotivated folks among us. Luckily, there are so many things you can do to stay fit which don’t take much time, like utilizing your commute to incorporate some cardio or working out from home. If you have your gear on you at all times, you’ll save some time too, and if you need some extra motivation, find a friend who’s willing to become your ultimate competition in the gym.

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