13 Easy Ways to Make Exercise a Part of Your Lifestyle - Sophisticated Booty

It seems like there’s never enough time in a day to get everything done. We rush out the door first thing in the morning, and when we get home we are exhausted.

How can we possibly have the time to exercise?

We all know that exercise is an important part of being healthy. But, do you know why?

Let’s take a brief look at some of the health benefits of exercise, and then go over some easy ways that you can include more physical activities into your busy life.

Health Benefits of Exercise

There are many health benefits associated with regular physical activity. Exercise is a good way to deal with stress, manage your weight, stay flexible and limber, boost your mood, sleep better, keep lymphatic system circulatingimprove your sex life, and prevent, and manage a variety of diseases.

All in all, exercise makes us feel healthier, happier, and promotes longevity!

Remember, the goal is to make exercise a part of your lifestyle. So, I recommend choosing activites that you enjoy. This way you’ll be more likely to stick with it.

13 Easy Ways to Make Exercise a Part of Your Lifestyle

If time is what is holding you back from getting your daily dose of exercise, you may find these tips helpful.

  1. You don’t have to go to the gym to get a workout in. There are many fitness programs that you can do in the comfort of your own home. This will save you the time it takes to drive to and from the gym.
  1. Wake up an hour earlier everyday, so you can squeeze a workout in.
  1. Join a dance class, go hiking, take swimming lessons, go skiing, do whatever it is you like to do that involves physical movement.
  1. Find a walking buddy that you can go on walks with a couple times a week before or after work.
  1. Keeping up with household chores is another physical activity that burns calories. For example, make it a habit to vacuum and wash the kitchen floor at least once a week.
  1. Take your dog on regular walks. You’ll both benefit from this!
  1. During your lunch break go on a walk or walk to lunch instead of driving.
  1. Whenever possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  1. Park on the far end of the parking lot.
  1. If you have an office job, try standing while you’re talking on the phone.
  1. When you have 5 minutes to spare, try jogging in place for 1 minute, then do 1 minute of jumping jacks, then drop down and do 10 push ups, then roll over onto your back and do crunches for 1 minute, and end with 1 minute of jogging in place.
  1. Create your own mini circuit that you can do everyday. Something like the example above.
  1. Jump rope for 20-30 minutes a day.

Whatever you decide to do, just make sure that you enjoy it. Think about leisurely activities that you like, and include them into your schedule, and lifestyle.

I know that we are all so busy, but we can make the time for exercise if we make it a priority. The health benefits of regular physical activity can impact our lives in many aspects. Don’t miss out!

Maybe you don’t have the time for 30 minutes of physical activity. That’s okay.  Start with 15 minutes and work your way up. The important thing is that you’re engaging in some kind of regular physical activity. It all counts!

Best of Health,


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