As promised, I’m back! In this lesson, we delve into the world of exercise and if you don’t have time to do it, it could be a sign that you need more self-care.
When we are going a hundred miles an hour chasing our tail day after day, two of the first things to go out the window are exercising and eating right of which the last one will be discussed in the final lesson.
While some people use lack of time as an excuse to not exercise, some people literally do not have spare time in their day right now for it. After a hard day at work, they come home, make supper and collapse into their favorite chair for a few hours before dragging off to bed … only to repeat the same process again the next day, and the day after and the day after that … well into the future until they reach a point where they just can’t go on any longer.
So, for these people, how do they make time to exercise? They know the benefits they would get from it, but need help finding the time.
There are actually several ways to “make” time to exercise, without adding much additional time to your day once you get the other things in your life discussed in these lessons under control so that you are not so tired.
One easy way is if you drive to work or to the store, park at the far end of the lot and walk in the rest of the way. You will add steps to your day, burn a few additional calories and build up some lower-body muscle. Along the same line, if you take public transportation to work, get off either a stop before or after the closest stop to your work and walk in the rest of the way. Not only does this add steps too, but it gives you some quiet time to think about things – both going to and from work.
Use your lunch hour to get outside and walk for 20 to 30 minutes. Again, it is some time alone and you are getting exercise to boot. This still leaves time to eat the healthy lunch you brought from home.
Once home for the day, instead of collapsing in your chair, you may have some energy do some push-ups or jog in place during the commercials on TV. Just don’t do it too close to going to bed.
These are all easy things you can do that don’t require any equipment and still gives you some much-needed exercise that you are not getting now.
In the next 2 lessons, we will look at two exercise benefits – physical and mental.
See you next week!