Walk while you’re on the phone or during half of your lunch break. Walk the stairs if you can! Go out of your way to get in a few extra steps. Even one flight helps! Burn up a few extra calories simply by making this change.
2. Stand up at your desk.
You don’t need a fancy standup desk for this. You can use an empty box or a few books to add height to your regular, sit-down desk.
3. Squeeze those abs!
When you’re sitting (or standing, now that you’ve read #2!) at you’re your desk, walking around, or cooking, squeeze your abs! You will start to notice that it becomes natural to have better posture and your abs will become tighter.
4. Try a quick workout app.
Check out this list to find some of the best apps available. You can choose a quick, 5-7 minute workout to get your heart pumping and break up the day.
I cannot mention fitness without mentioning MENTAL fitness! I make sure I take at least ten deep, focused breaths in and out when I wake up. I set my intentions for the day (including to incorporate fitness) and take a few, quiet moments to breathe and be grateful.
Remember, don’t beat yourself up - it’s ok if you can’t make it to the gym! Including these six tips into your daily routine will surely help you maintain fitness when you don’t have time for a real workout.