When it comes to exercise, we usually associate it to having a specific time to do it. Either you wake-up early or do it late at night after work. This are things that not everyone have the luxury to do.
What if I tell you there’s a way to do sneak some exercise that no matter how busy you are, whether you’re a working mom or a SAHM. I promise it won’t take any time from you in doing your commitments and responsibilities. All you need is an open mind and willingness to do it.
Are you ready??
Burn those glutes. Make use of those stairs. An emergency isn’t the only reason that has been put in your office building. If you happen to be in an office that’s in the lower floors (2nd to 5th floor) then consider using them in the morning and in the afternoon after work.
According to studies, 20-steps in a staircase 5 times a day can help you burn an average of 302 calories burned per week.
Keep your cup full. This saying isn’t only meant to remind you of doing your Self-Care but literally keeping your cup full with water. Make sure to hydrate yourself frequently.
Strut those shoes. It’s finally time to show-off again those shoes you’ve been hiding in your closet for the past year since the Pandemic have started. With all that water you’ve been drinking, you’re pretty sure to make bathroom breaks more often. That’s a great opportunity for you to gather more steps throughout the day. Add more extra steps by picking the farthest bathroom.
Desk-Friendly Fitness. As you go back to your desk, why not try to do a couple of bodyweight exercises before sitting back. You might think of this as a waste of time but its awakening effect for a few minutes of your time can surely make you more productive. So think about it, it’s worth it!
The moment I quit my corporate job to be a SAHM, I mentally was rejoicing thinking how much time I can have to myself, having no boss, no deadlines, etc. WRONG!!! Totally!!!
Those chores might not have mouths but they sure accumulate and no matter how much clothes you’ve got which can help you delay doing the most fun chore aka “folding clothes”, it’s such an eyesore seeing baskets of clean clothes just waiting for you.
It took a while for me to compose myself, get organised and have a routine. While I honestly make time to do my Self-Care exercise, it doesn’t mean that 30mins or an hour is enough. Nowadays, I make sure to incorporate chores with some body workout.
Tidying your home. This job helps you really hit two birds with one stone. Not only would you have ticked on your to-do-list your chores, but you’ll also tick exercise at the same time. Sweat it while you do your squats as you pick-up the toys your kids have littered throughout the house.
Fun fact: Vacuuming can burn 75 calories per half-hour. Wash the car and burn double! Now, who wants to do chores?!
Aisle laps. I’ve always loved going to the grocery store. I’m not sure if you’re like me who literally visits every aisle so as not to miss anything from my list. Surprisingly, not only does this habit helps you compare prices of products(make sure to check the most top or bottom items) but also helps you burn 105 to 155 calories in a half-hour. How cool is that?!
It only takes mindfulness for you to practice a Healthy Lifestyle Habit. The excuse of not having time to do it sometimes doesn’t sum-up even. What you really need is an open mind and willingness to do for you to accomplish something that can support you sustainably a Healthy Lifestyle.
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