10 Sneaky Ways to Fit a Workout into Your Day
These little things add up to make a bigger difference than you think
No time to work out? No excuse! Sure, you might be too busy to spend an hour (or even 30 minutes) at the gym, but there are easy ways to be a little more active each and every day, even if you’re stuck in the office. So if you can’t seem fit in a sweat session, have no fear. FitOrbit.com trainer Amanda Ebner shares 10 “sneaky ways” to fit exercise into your day.
Woke up late and know your workout is the first thing on the time-crunch chopping block? Make up for it by using simple tricks to "amp up" your regular workday or errands into a full, heart-pumping workout.
“Start by parking as far away from your destination as possible (even better: bike or run to work!) and jogging or speed-walking to the door. Next, take the stairs instead of the elevator to your office (and continue to take them throughout the day). Use the first two minutes of each morning hour to focus on a different muscle group (for example, pushups at 9:00 a.m. for upper body, squats at 10:00 a.m. for lower body, plank pose at 11:00 a.m. for core, etc.), then take a long walk at lunch,” suggests Ebner. You can burn more than 250 calories before noon!