Quick Workout "tips" for Busy Professionals, Stay at home Moms and Full-Timers! Prt 1
For many of us our time is dedicated to our responsibilities. So, finding "extra" time for ourselves can be a challenge especially when you add “exercise” to the mix. So, in this blog entry I will list some quick tips from the perspective of a Fitness professional and exercise “enthusiast” that also deals with time restraints...
1 - Planking: A great way to engage in a full body exercise purely using body weight. I love how this form of exercise has numerous benefits, such as: balance and coordination, strength, balance and more! The special benefit is added by the fact that planking also focuses on building core strength and engages our lower body muscles which also helps to improve our posture.
2 - Compound Exercises: This is one of the best exercise alternatives when you have limited time and want to engage (multiple) muscles at once. This is great for muscle toning and strengthening. It also allows you a shorter amount of time to complete a full body workout.
3 - It’s all about FUN & Games: Sports activities can be a great alternative or addition to an exercise routine. The types of sports you choose is up to you, but the main goal is to go out and become active!
4 - Walking: If you are looking for a low impact exercise you may want to engage in a regular “walking routine” and consider creating a goal for yourself. In my experience, I noticed people tend to be drawn to keeping a certain fitness program if there is a greater purpose or goal the chances become greater that they will stick with it. So, creating your own goal or being apart of a Walkathon may be something to consider. Not to mention the growing popularity of walking groups and clubs that tend to offer the socialization and relationship building that is also a part of enriching our well-being.
5 - Let’s Dance!: One of the BEST calorie burners is cardio dance, it’s a wonderful alternative, especially for those that aren’t prone to doing more traditional forms of exercise. Zumba and Zumba Toning, adding the combo of both to your exercise may be the type of balance you have been look for and not to mention both are enjoyable!
6 - Kettle Bell Exercises: If you are looking for an exercise that requires only 1 piece of equipment for a total body workout than....you found it! The kettle bell is a fascinating piece of equipment; although it is hand held, it does not solely work the upper body. The K-bell can also be used to engage the mid-section and lower body. I can go through only a 30-40 mins exercise for a full body workout routine...
Do you have a favorite quick exercise routine? If so, feel free to share or ask questions! :-)
Stay tuned for PART 2 of this list....to be continued...