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Are you too busy to start a diet or exercise regularly? You can easily adapt your fitness program to a busy schedule if you are ready to make a few efforts.
There are a lot of exercises you can do without any equipment. You could do push ups, abs or body weight exercises. You should be able to target any area of your body and get a good workout with these exercises. Since you do not need any equipment, you can do these exercises at home or at work during your lunch break. Find an area where you will have enough room for your exercises and place a yoga mattress on the floor to avoid injuring your back if you do abs. Make sure you stretch for a few minutes before or after your work out to prevent injuries.
A workout is a great way to get some exercise, but there are other things you can do throughout your day to stay in shape. For instance, you could ride your bike instead of driving, go up the stairs instead of using the elevators and walk as much as you can. These small changes will make a huge difference on the long term. When you have some free time, be as active as possible. Go outside and play with your dog or take your children to the park for instance. Play sports, go hiking and have a good time. This is a great way to relax and reduce your stress levels while getting some exercise.
Join a yoga class or find a similar activity. This will only require an hour of your time every week and you will learn new ways to get in shape and relax. Some employers even offer yoga classes to their employees to help keep the stress levels down. Yoga is accessible to everyone and you can adapt your yoga sessions to your schedule; you could have a very short session in the morning and a longer one at night for instance. After a few months, you will know enough yoga positions to plan your own workouts and will not have to go to class anymore, unless you want to keep on progressing and learning more. If yoga does not interest you, join a dance class, a martial art one or any other activity that will help you relax and get in shape.
Following a healthy diet is not easy if you do not have time to cook, but you can make a few efforts by ordering salads or healthy sandwiches from fast food restaurants instead of burgers and fries. Take the time to cook during weekends and prepare more food than you need so you can freeze the leftovers and eat them throughout the week. You should bring these leftovers to work for your lunch. Take bottled water with you and fruits for your snacks instead of pop and candy bars. Try eating at regular hours and do not overeat.
Use these tips to create a fitness program that is adapted to your schedule. Exercising and eating healthy meals should help you feel more relaxed and cope with your busy life.