Thursday, April 22, 2010

Workouts Excuses - No Time, Too Tired? Try it anyway!

My biggest pet peeve is the excuses that everyone comes up with to NOT exercise. Having no time is probably one of the biggest. Do you realize that working out for even 10-20 minutes can make a world of difference?

Even in just 10 minutes, you will absolutely benefit by elevating your heart rate. This may not get you bikini-ready, but it is enough to your metabolism, especially when compared to the alternative of couch potato or desk surfer mode.

If you know that you're going to have a busy day, try to plan ahead. Perhaps you are too busy to cool down and shower so you can still plan to elevate your heart rate without too much sweat. Try walking briskly throughout the day... to work, to lunch, to a meeting, wherever you can. Remember to take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever you can too.

This may require a little planning to make sure your footwear can handle the extra movement. Otherwise, it will do wonders for your body, mind and soul.

Being too tired is also a poor excuse especially to fit in just 10-20 minutes. Quite often, a short burst of exercise will boost energy and make you feel more awake and acute to complete errands, work, etc. Often after 10-20 minutes, you might even feel like you can do a few more. Give it a try. What's 10 minutes? It's for a good cause - YOU!

All the best in health and fitness!

- Coach Jenn

of PersonalFitCoach.com and Team Beachbody

Featured Weekly on Pink Lemonade Online Magazine

2 comments:

Jess said...

This has always been my excuse!! Not enough time or I can't do it with the baby. I started doing the Tabata workouts!! 4 minutes!!! I found a girl on youtube who has 5 different workouts!! so easy to take 4 minutes to feel and look better!!

Becca said...

This is a great article! I did some jump roping the other day...that is something easy to do in a short amount of time :)