Whether you’re a busy career woman, a stay-home mum or anything in between, finding the time for fitness can be challenging.
After all, most of us are usually tasked with looking after the household, the children and etc.
So, what can you do to burn those extra calories when you don’t have the time too?
Here are 4 simple things a busy woman can do to keep fit:
1. Take the stairs
In a city like Singapore where buildings are aplenty, you can actually make use of this to fulfill your fitness needs.
For most of us, it has become second nature to use the escalators or lifts to go between different levels.
But if you’re struggling to find the time to exercise, this presents itself as an opportunity you can leverage on.
Avoid using escalators and lifts from now on and take the stairs whenever possible.
Why is this so?
Walking up and down the stairs can be considered both cardio exercise and strength training.
That’s because in doing so, it increases your heart rate and works to strengthen certain parts of your body.
To do this effectively, you should not be rushing up or down the stairs.
Instead, watch your breathing as you would while you’re running and do it at a steady pace.
This can be a great substitute to burn calories, and to also work on your stamina and strength.
2. Exercise around your work space
For those of us who are desk-bound, you’re more than likely to spend most of your day glued to the chair.
We all know that sitting down for a prolonged period of time makes us fat.
But what’s alarming is that it actually brings about more detrimental consequences you can imagine.
The National Cancer Institute in USA found in a study that people who spend more hours sitting are 66% more likely to develop certain types of cancer than those who’re active.
So what can you do to ensure you’re active even while you’re working?
These are some simple exercises you can do at your desk:
- Triceps dips
- Calf raises
- Wall sit
There are of course many more but feel free to improvise and do whatever your space affords you to.
Dedicate about a minute or two to do these exercises. Mix it up a little so that you can work on different parts of your body!
3. Walk to work or during lunchtime
Walking is actually the easiest form of exercise and is often overlooked because of that fact.
Incorporate a daily walk or two to your schedule as a workout.
If you live within walking distance from the office, try walking to work every day instead of commuting.
Even if you don’t, you can always make use of your lunchtime to do so.
A 30 minute walk every day would be the ideal length for your body to be effectively burning calories.
On top of that, it’s always great to get some fresh air to keep you feeling refreshed.
4. Try out circuit training
When it comes to exercising, the duration doesn’t matter as much as the quality of the workout.
For just 30 minutes, circuit training is ideal for women who simply don’t have the time to spare.
This form of workout incorporates a variety of exercises into one training regime, rapidly switching from one exercise to another.
It normally involves a combination of cardio exercises and strength training to get the most out of you during that short span of time.
Here are 4 reasons why circuit training is ideal for a busy woman:
- It boosts your metabolism rate and as a result, increases the number of calories you burn
- You only require a short time (normally 30 minutes) to achieve maximum results
- It involves a variety of exercises to ensure that the workout is fun
- Its flexibility to chop and change the exercises allows you to overcome weight loss plateaus
Keeping active and leading a healthy lifestyle does not mean dedicating hours at the gym every other day.
With these activities, you can incorporate exercise into your schedules without disrupting your time too much.
No matter how busy you are, it is not an excuse to sacrifice a healthy lifestyle
Are you a busy woman struggling to find the time to keep fit?
If that’s you, we have a circuit training program especially for you.
30 minutes is all it takes for you to get an effective full-body workout!
This training is designed to condition your body, build strength, burn calories and improve flexibility. And the good thing is, it doesn’t require you to commit hours into it.
Furthermore, we’re strategically located in the heartlands, so you don’t have to to travel out of your way.
Want an effective fitness plan that doesn’t disrupt your schedule? Give us a call at … to arrange a trial session!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our gyms!