“I’m too tired,” “I get enough exercise at work,” and “I don’t have enough time,” are a trifecta of reasons to push workouts to the end of your to-do list. Step one is debunking those myths.
“I’m too tired”
While a workout can feel like a mountain to climb, once you get into it, activity can give you an energy boost and more mental clarity to round out your day. That means you might feel more energized post-workout to play with the kids, spend some one-on-one time with your partner, or get one final project done before you hit the sack.
“I don’t have enough time”
The beauty of working out is that you can work out for however long you want, even if that’s 10 minutes to start getting into a routine. The important thing is to create the habit first and build from there.
“I get enough exercise at work”
While work can be physical, there are ways to supplement that and find a fitness balance, like adding in cardio. By walking, running, or whatever your go-to cardio is every day, you can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, decrease the chances of various diseases, and more.
Cardio for a longer life
At work, you may be moving and burning calories, but that repetitive, tiring labor takes a physical toll. By prepping your body with complimentary conditioning, strength, and cardio exercises, you will add an extra line of defense against those work aches and pains as well as boost your stamina. All this will help set you up with the energy and strength you need to make daily chores that much easier.
There are lots of awesome reasons to add exercise to your weekly routine: it will help you lose weight, help manage stress and anxiety, and boosts your sex drive, just to name a few. Plus, working out gets you off the couch and away from a popular, infamous activity: binge-watching.
So, while a long day at work can feel like you’ve hit your workout goal for the day, adding in that bit of extra exercise can have a huge impact on your work life and your home life. All it takes is a few minutes and some simple exercises to start.