Well, it's the first Wednesday of December, and the holiday season is off to a start. With work, family, holiday functions, and other obligations, it’s easy for your workout to become the first casualty in an already busy schedule. A little creativity, though, can help you make the most of your time:
1. Carve it up. You don’t have to do your workout all at once. Take 10 or 15 minutes twice instead. Even short bursts of exercise have plenty of benefits.
2. Try the early bird approach. Wake up 30 minutes earlier twice a week to work out. Even if you’re not a morning person, it’s nice to check it off your list first thing. Morning exercise can also boost daytime energy.
3. Include walking in other rituals. Movies, a trip to the mall, coffee with friends, and a favorite healthy restaurant can become active traditions by incorporating a walk into the plan.
4. Use leg power, not gas. Park farther from every destination and budget extra minutes for the walk. And when you walk for a few errands, notice how the steps add up.
So, don't forget about your workout, and stay well this Wednesday and this holiday season!