When it comes to fitting exercise in our lives, a busy schedule may be one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome. It’s not that your health isn’t important to you or that you seriously hate working out (OK well, maybe some of us do), it simply just comes down to the fact that your time is extremely limited.
So, for those of us who don’t have the leisure of spending hours upon hours at the gym, it’s important that we use the time that we do have wisely; even if it’s just 10, 15 or 20 minutes. Any amount of activity, no matter how little, is always better than choosing to do nothing at all.
Of course, when you do only have a little bit of time to spare, you want to make sure that you’re using it wisely. Maybe you’ve been trying your best to squeeze workouts in when you can, which is great, but you’re not seeing the results you’re aiming for.
Or maybe you really just can’t figure out how the heck you can fit a trip to the gym into your schedule at all.
Whatever the case, these tips can help solve your time-crunch quandaries and teach you how to make the most of your precious exercise time.
One way to ensure your workouts are efficient and effective is to make sure that you’re exercising correctly. In addition to following a well-designed workout plan, properly executing each of the exercises is an essential aspect of making the most of your gym time. You can research exercise and workout “how to” guides online or try working with a personal trainer for a few weeks until you feel confident performing the moves on your own.
Take the total body approach.
Avoid focusing on trying to “tone up” one specific body part. You can’t reduce fat from specific parts of your body, so focusing only on your abs, arms or butt won’t be the best use of your time. Instead, take a total body approach that places an emphasis on both burning fat and building muscle all over.