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Work Out When You Have Time

posted Nov 11, 2011, 10:19 PM by Mike Chen   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 10:41 AM ]

With more commitments piling up on your plate, you might find the exercise routine you were able to stick to during the summer taking a backseat to playing chauffeur, chef, tutor, and counselor to your busy family.

By sticking to your fitness goals, you’ll be a positive role model and establish the importance of physical activity to your kids, which can help them grow into adults that value exercise and its benefits.

Here’s how to make it a priority and weave it into your busy week.

  • Morning Moves. Set your alarm early and sweat it out before the craziness of the day begins. By working out in the morning, you’re less likely to have your workouts derailed by other commitments.
  • Active Lunch. If it’s possible, use part of your lunch hour to take a quick power walk. If your workplace has a space devoted to fitness, grab some light weights and perform a few quick reps of basic resistance moves such as bicep curls, squats, lunges, and tricep extensions. You could also crank out a few crunches or planks to work on your core strength. These moves can also be done in your cubicle or office if your co-workers don’t mind – maybe you’ll become their fitness inspiration!
  • Sideline Stroll and Stretch. If you can’t ever find the time to exercise because you’re always on the sidelines at your kids’ games, bust some moves with them. Find some other like-minded parents and use timeouts or half-time intermissions to take a quick walk. Stretch out when you get back to the bleachers.
  • Weekend Warrior. Saturday morning is the perfect time to get the whole family out the door and engaged in a fun, calorie-burning activity. Take a walk, go for a hike or swim, or explore your neighborhood on bikes.
  • Power DVD. Fit in a super-sculpting fitness session, fast. The 4-3-2-1 Body Training DVD gives you a complete workout in 10 minutes, with cardio, resistance training, core exercises, and stretching. There are no dance moves or complicated routines to learn – if you can move your body, you can complete a 4-3-2-1 session – making it perfect for the whole family!

No matter when or where you sneak fitness in, staying hydrated will keep you going. Try convenient powdered drink mixes that you can take anywhere and mix into a bottle of water. NUTRILITE® ROC2O Sports Drink Mix is a smart, refreshing way to rapidly rehydrate your body for better exercise, performance, and less fatigue.

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