It is not always easy to squeeze in a workout. We’ll give you that, no question. But just because it is challenging doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In fact, it may be easier than you think to build physical activity into your daily routine. The trick is to break your workout down into segments and multi-task it with other required duties. Confused? Here are 7 simple exercises that you can do pretty much anywhere, anytime.
Walking is a great exercise because it can be customized to your fitness level. It can always be made more challenging as you gain strength and endurance. To really burn calories, you need to walk at a brisk pace for 20 minutes or so, but even a short, slow walk can provide physical and mental benefits.
Remember that your steps add up throughout the day, so making changes like parking further away than you need to, walking to pick up the kids from school, and taking regular breaks to pace the hallways can make a big difference. You may also want to have that brainstorming meeting with your colleague on a walk – not only do you reap the physical benefits, the increased blood flow to your brain is likely to inspire new ideas.