I Don't Have Time to Work Out

I Don't Have Time to Work Out
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If you are taking the time to read this article, that means you already do or you would like to start making your health a priority. We live in a fast-paced society in which we are always on the go. Unfortunately, this means we sometimes forget to take care of our own needs somewhere along the way.

Similar to many important things in life, maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires discipline and consistency. The small choices we make on a daily basis affect the course and quality of our lives. Our health is the most valuable investment we can make and should be taken seriously. 

Lack of time is the number one reason most people give for missing a workout or not exercising in general. Your workout may only take up a fraction of your day, yet you will experience the benefits for much longer than that. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate activity each day. 

Finding a daily routine that works for you is key. Nowadays, if you do not have the time or money for a gym membership, you can download fitness apps or look up workouts on YouTube to follow along with at home. Whether you are at work, in the car, or at home, make sure to be drinking enough water throughout the day. Use sticky notes, reminders on your phone, or whatever tools you may need to stay on track. At night, take time to unwind and get at least 6-8 hours of sleep. 

We all live with different schedules, so deciding when the best time is to exercise is up to you. If you prefer to begin your day with a workout, you will fire up your metabolism early and start your day off feeling energized. Also, you won’t have to worry about exercising at the end of the day. On the other hand, if you workout in the evening, you can relieve any stress or frustration that may have built up during the day. 

To save time with cooking each day, try to prep your meals for the week so you have healthy meals ready to eat instead of opting for fast food or less healthy options. Not only does meal prep save time and money, it allows you to control your portions and eating schedule. You can find plenty of help online for recipes and meal prep tips.

Often, we forget that our health should be at the top of our priority list. We sometimes find ourselves taking care of everything and everyone else, leaving us too tired or busy to focus on what our body requires. Self-care is essential and it is ok to make time for your mental and physical well-being. No matter how busy life gets, always remember to make time for you!  

Connect with Tommy online at zyckfit.com or on Facebook and Instagram @zyckfit 

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By: Tommy Rozycki on Aug 28, 2018
Tags: health & wellness, September/October 2018
Issue: September/October 2018
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