by Mary Ellen Coffey
We know it's not only difficult to plan time for exercise, but sometimes it's harder to gather the energy to do it. Especially when you spend the majority of your time at your job, and/or taking care of your families needs. Considering your schedule, possibly it's just not practical for you to exercise first thing in the morning, and by the end of your day you have nothing left, so exercising is the last thing you want to think about. Right about now that couch looks pretty good!
But, it's during these busy times in your life when it's very important to make that time and take care of yourself physically.
Could that sound selfish? "What?! Take time for me? But I have so much to do!"
We've all been there, and it's not selfish. Because taking care of yourself is necessary and should be a priority. The top of your list. #1 is Exercise.
Here's five simple exercises you can do to increase your strength and energy during your busy week. You don't have to do them all at once to receive the benefits. Do them throughout your day, anywhere you want. In the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, back yard, baby room, work.... anywhere!
The important thing here is to just get them done. These exercises are simple, practical and doable. Circuit through one to three times. Aim for three or four times per week to help you develop body awareness and base strength.
Do each exercise for 30 seconds then rest 15 seconds and move on to the next exercise.
This workout is geared towards those having difficulty establishing an exercise routine. When time is tight during your week this is a perfect way to introduce exercise movement into your days. A little bit here, and a little bit there helps more than you realize. Before you know it you'll be exercising regularly, and enjoying the many benefits that come with a regular exercise routine.
Useful practical information and a workout or two...