No matter how hard we try, fitness isn’t always at the top of our list. On top of everything else we have to worry about – family, work, bills, etc, it’s hard to keep fitness on our list of priorities. There is no “one size fits all” solution, but there are a few tips that can help maximize what little time can be dedicated to fitness.
Good ole H2O and sleep
Regardless of how much time you can dedicate to fitness, it is important to that you are nourishing your body with a full 8 hours of sleep each night as well as hydrating your body with water each day.
How much can you do in an hour?
If you find that you only have an hour to spend on your fitness, here’s what you should do:
- Divide your training into 3 sessions in order to cover all bases
- Focus on resistance exercises
- Begin with low intensity exercises
- End your hour with conditioning
Keeping track of what you eat, how many calories, etc gets complicated. Simplify that process by choosing a day ( most likely Sunday) to meal prep. Cook double the amount for two to three different meals and consume the leftovers throughout the week. Not only will this save you time but it can possibly save you money as well.
Do your best to avoid training the same body parts every time you workout. Not only does your body need to get used to the way you are compacting all of your training into a short time frame, your body also need time to recover.
Rise and shine!
If you find that your days are particularly hectic and there will not be enough time during the day to dedicate to fitness try performing a high intensity workout first thing in the morning. The great thing about high intensity workouts is that they typically don’t have to be any longer than 10 minutes a day and can help to boost your metabolism for the entire day.
Give these time management tips a try and see what works for you!