Workout in the Spare Time You Didn’t Know You Had

The biggest excuse in the book is not having enough time to exercise. Truth is, whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, CEO of a major corporation, school teacher, or a student, everyone is pressed for time. The other truth is, everyone has a few spare minutes they just aren’t seeing.

In college I took a “gateway” class, a requirement for freshmen. In one class our teacher asked how many of us were working out. Few raised their hands, all lamented their busy schedules of sleep very little, race from class to class, cram for papers and exams, inhale pizza, repeat. She asked us to write down every single thing we had to do during the day. Low and behold, most of us found a spare hour we didn’t even know we had.

The same is probably true of your schedule. If you’re already sitting on the couch watching reruns after the kids go to bed, throw a yoga DVD in instead. If you and the kids are already up at the crack of dawn, put their dry cereal in a snack cup, load up the jogging stroller and head out for a run. If you’re the type who works through lunch, trying walking through lunch instead.

The time is there, and our friends at Fitness Magazine have helped identify a few places you may be squirreling away time. It’s time to bring it out of hibernation and put it to work for you!

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