What to Do When You Have No Time to Workout

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BY MONIQUE BARTLETT

The holidays are approaching and you want to workout but you don’t have a lot of time.  So what can you do in order to burn some extra calories without taking up a lot of your time?  Holiday music is being played more and more each day but turn on your favourite music and start dancing. Turn on your radio or the music on your smartphone and dance like you’ve never danced before!  Dance in the kitchen, in your bedroom or even in your living room.  Not only will you burn calories but you’ll also feel great!  Pull out your old dance moves, you can Vogue like Madonna or Moonwalk like Michael Jackson.

If you take public transit get off a block or two before your regular stop and walk the rest of the way. You might not have time to take long walks so this is one way to get in a little bit of extra walking every day. If you drive to work, try parking as far away from the door as possible. Then once you get to your office take the stairs instead of the elevator.  When you walk up the stairs try taking them two at a time. Be careful to watch your step and make sure that your feet are well planted on each step.

Something else you can try that doesn’t have to take a lot of time but makes you feel great is yoga. Yoga is one of the best ways of losing weight and toning your body. One of the benefits of yoga is that you use practically every muscle and joint of your body.  It strengthens your muscles as well as help to increase your posture.  It also calms your mind if you’re stressed.

If you have a partner it’s a great idea for you to workout together.  You can support each other and push each other to do your best.  It will also make it easier to motivate each other and keep each other on the right track.  You can do a quick body weight workout with each other or you can jump rope for a great cardio workout.

 No matter what you choose to do, know that doing something is better than nothing. You don’t need to do a full hour workout.  Even just a fifteen minute workout once or twice a day is more than enough to keep you fit and healthy.  Every little bit counts and you really won’t notice those few extra steps that you take each day. 

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