It can be hard to make time for exercise. I get it. With family, a household to maintain, meals to cook and work to do, it isn’t always at the top of the priority list.
Statistically, getting regular exercise is one area that many of us are lacking in, and despite the multi-billion dollar gym and training industry, it isn’t always something that requires a gym membership or expensive equipment. I have a couple pairs of minimilist/barefoot shoes and a kettlebell, and these have served me better than a gym membership ever did because it isn’t about the equipment as much as it is about actually just doing it and learning to enjoy it!
The good news is that exercise can be incorporated into daily life rather than being something for which you must set aside time. Things like kettlebells can make a fast 5-minute home workout easy to sneak in while cooking dinner, or you can do a full set of Tabata sprints in 4 minutes (and they’ve been found more effective than long distance running for both weight loss and increasing fitness level!).
We can all manage to find 5 minutes a day to sneak in some kind of movement, and it doesn’t have to be daunting.
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