Finding 30 minutes each day and the motivation to exercise can be difficult. But if you find ways to make your routine more interesting and enjoyable, you may wind up looking forward to working out.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:
- Plan three 10-minute mini-workouts each day. Aim for one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Alternate between walking, stretching and resistance training.
- Get fit as a family. Kick off a game of tag, a walk or a bike ride together.
- Use the time normally slated for household chores to burn extra calories. For example, scrub the floor instead of just sweeping it.
- Take a walk with a co-worker, instead of meeting at a desk.