Four creative ways to squeeze exercise into a busy day

“I don’t have time” is probably the most common excuse for not working out. And it’s true, we all lead such busy lives that busyness has become an epidemic in the U.S.

That said, there’s a big gap between how busy we think we are … and how busy we actually are. The average American watches about five hours of TV (or Netflix, or whatever screen time is your flavor of choice) per day.

FIVE hours per day. Crazy, right? What if we dedicated even a tiny portion of that to exercise?

Don’t get us wrong. We are ALL about the occasional Netflix binge. We’re no strangers to needing a little veg out time at the day, and we often plow through our inboxes with the Bachelor or Game of Thrones on in the background.

Okay, okay, I hear you: TV is not your problem. You’re one of the actually busy people out there. If that’s the case, here are our top four ways to sneak exercise in, in between all the crazy life throws at you.

Work with what you’ve got

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, there’s something you can do to move your body. We love Leah’s example of using her babies for an extra challenge, and setting a positive example for them along the way:

Leah Rae

I want to set an example that movement A.K.A exercise is fun. So today I incorporated them in a mini workout. And it’s a great way to entertain them and wear them out!

It doesn’t have to be babies, of course: use a bench for tricep dips. Or use your bodyweight for pushups, burpees, mountain climbers, and crunches.

Parents: this workout book has a whole library of exercises you can do using your baby as a weight.

Opt for online

I am a total group class junkie. I love the energy and the accountability, but it’s just not always possible to make it to a class whenever I want to. So i have a few online options that I keep in my back pocket for those days: HIIT & Flow online workouts and live workouts on Gixo.

Get a free Victory Band headband when you join HIIT & Flow by September 16.

Make happy hour a sweaty hour

There’s only so much time in the day, so if you find yourself regularly opting for happy hours instead of a workout, how about switching over that social activity into a sweaty social activity?

This is a good week to skip happy hours, anyway, since we’re all off the booze and onto health with the Sparkling Detox.

Just get up early, already

I know, I know. I am NOT a morning person, so before you start objecting, I GET IT. Getting up in the morning is hard work. But I have to say, back when I was running at 5:30am, I LOVED IT. I would be done before I even realized I was awake, and would subsequently forget that I had already worked out that day. Several times during the day I’d remember that I’d already run, and I was SO PROUD of myself, over and over again. If you want to get it done, do it first thing. The end. Full stop.

How do you squeeze workouts in when your day feels too full to fit anything else in?

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