3 no-cost ways to break a sweat when time is tight.


Even when we have the best intentions, there are days when getting to the 
gym is impossible. Mostly because we're dealing with a crazy schedule that
involves balancing other obligations or appointments. On days where 
getting to the gym is not an option, but neither is skipping out on a
workout, you do have options. Check out three ways to exercise even on
days when you have to skip the treadmill!

  1. Pop in a DVD: On days where you miss a class or skip out on a
strength training session, a fitness DVD is often the next best thing.
 There are a wide variety of workouts to choose from, and the instructors
 do their best to keep you motivated while also educating you on good form.
Because a DVD workout is structured, you often get more out of it than you
would when attempting to make your own at-home workout. Need inspiration? 
Then check out some of our favorite
 fitness DVDs.
  2. Head outdoors: Whether you run, cycle, or hike, one of the
 easiest ways to compensate for a missed gym day is to head outside for
your workout. If exercising outdoors isn't your ideal, remind yourself 
that it can help prevent
 colds and flu by strengthening your immune system. On top of that, 
avoiding the gym for a day isn't always a bad thing: a fitness center 
is one of the germiest places a person can encounter in their
 day-to-day routine. It's also likely that you'll burn more calories too. 
Without the assistance of cardio equipment, your body will have to work
harder during its workout.
  3. Squeeze in fitness wherever you can: Whether you take the
 stairs at work, do s
quats in the most ordinary places, or walk around when taking a phone 
call, find as many ways as you can to move throughout the day. You migh t
be surprised to see how many calories you can burn 
from just five minutes of exercise.

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