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about 1 month ago by Debbie Lloyd

How to Make the Time to Exercise

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How can you make time to work out when you are juggling work, home and a social life?

Exercise is so important to your mental wellbeing as it releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, and help with recovery from mental health issues. 

So how can we ensure we make time for those all important workouts?

Tip 1: Plan your workouts

In the same way you plan your working week you should plan you workouts. Try to make time each day for some exercise whether that might be a brisk walk at lunchtime or a hour long HIIT workout. If it is in the diary you'll be less likely not to do it.

Tip 2: Find someone to work out with

Try and find a friend or family member with a similar fitness level to you and with similar goals. This will not only act as an incentive and source of encouragement, but it’ll also discourage you from cancelling or rescheduling.

But if you can’t find anyone to work out with, don’t sweat it. Fitness centres are great places for meeting like-minded people with the same goal: getting fit. It’s a great setting for swapping ideas so don’t be afraid to have a chat.

Tip 3: Be prepared to compromise

Free time is precious when you have a 9-to-5 job. But if you’re keen to be fitter and healthier, you’ll need to compromise on a few areas. This might be pushing back a dinner by an hour or two to fit in a work out; or getting up earlier than you would usually to make it to the swimming pool.

Source: CV Library