Side Street Style: 6 Meaningful Ways to Fit More Exercise Into Your Life

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16/01/2018

6 Meaningful Ways to Fit More Exercise Into Your Life


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Sometimes it seems there isn't enough time in the day to do everything. Most of the time, people tend to prioritize other tasks and forget to take care of their health. However, there are many ways to fit small exercises into a busy schedule throughout the day.

If you wake up slightly earlier, you can easily gain some precious minutes to work out or go jogging. But in case you need some extra motivation, finding a willing companion might be the best course of action. Another option would be to enjoy the outdoors and engage your kids in some outside games, in fact I've written a post before about some ideas on keeping fit with your kids.

Exercise Early in the Morning

The easiest way to find more time to exercise is to create it. By waking up 30 minutes earlier, you have now created enough time to go for a walk or jog around the block. Some people plan their workout in advance by setting out their workout clothes, running shoes, and water bottle the night before so they are ready to get moving when the alarm goes off in the morning.

Start With Small Achievable Goals

When first starting a workout routine, it is important to start with reasonable and attainable goals to ensure success. If you start out too fast, there is the opportunity for injury and also burn out. Start slow and build up momentum and strength. One way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine is to stretch or do sit-ups during TV commercials or find extra ways to get more steps in each day such as parking farther away from an entrance or taking the stairs.


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Think Beyond the Gym

If the thought of going to a gym doesn't excite you, there are plenty of other exercises you can do that can give you the same results. Why not do some rock climbing or kayaking? You could also practice some ballroom dancing and learn a new exciting skill. Additionally, you could join a community sports team and gain a new group of friends, which still getting exercise.

Buddy up With a Friend

One of the reasons working out can be challenging is the fact that you're doing it on your own. When you find someone to exercise with you, be it your partner or a willing friend, it becomes a team effort and more enjoyable. Having a workout buddy will also hold you accountable on those rainy days that you don't feel like leaving home.


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Play With Your Kids More Often

Kids can be extremely energetic and seem to constantly need to run around in the park or play ball games. Instead of watching them from the bench, why not join in on the fun? They'll appreciate your company and you'll be working out without even realizing it.

Make Walking a Priority

Did you know walking can be as effective as running? Studies say that you just need 30 minutes of brisk walking a day to see the benefits, even if it's split into two or three sessions. Boost your motivation, you could use Lifesum's step counter app, because as the saying goes, “you can't improve what you don't measure.”


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Staying fit is no easy task, but even the busiest people find time to take care of their health. You don't need to be a superhero, it's just a matter of prioritising your body and transforming normal activities into exercise. I know it can be hard especially as life seems more manic than ever and being a mother myself I am so time short but equally it's really important to set aside some time for yourself and fitness does make you feel better.


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8 comments:

  1. Thinking outside of the gym is a very good tip. I haven’t been kayaking in years!!

    Mel ✨
    meleaglestone.co.uk
    @meleaglestone

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    1. Yes I agree, I'm not a huge fan of the gym and much rather be outside doing something fun. I really want to do paddle boarding this year

      Laura x

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  2. I think have a buddy can really help as you can motivate each other. I really need to get back in the routine of early morning exercise, though! It helps so much as it is the last thing on my mind on an evening :)

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    1. It really can. I find training with a partner is much better, more fun and just makes the time fly by

      Laura x

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  3. These are helpful tips. I don't feel like I have time to go to a gym so I make sure I walk everywhere!

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    1. Walking is so good for you and free!!

      Laura x

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  4. This is an awesome post for those people who dislike going to the gym. Kayaking especially has a lot of good mental and Physical benefits. It is especially more stimulating mentally to be outside and in nature!

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  5. As a Newbie, I am always browsing online for articles that can be of assistance to me.

    Thank you

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