Health + Fitness

How To Get A Workout In When You Are Short On Time

We all know that it is extremely good for us to workout.  It seems like every day that new studies get released telling us about how exercise is the key to eternal youth, prevent illness, cure for depression, or any number of great things.

Many of us are busy moms and just don’t have the time to dedicate to an hour-long workout session! Moms might have to head down to the office and then return home to make meals for the family. There isn’t enough time! There are some solutions that can allow you to squeeze in regular training sessions and boost your fitness dramatically even when pressed for time. Go grab your gym bag, your Biopods, and your protein shake, and let’s get started.

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Do a super-intense HIIT Tabata session

You might have heard about High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, as it’s been an incredibly popular fitness methodology over the past few years. One of the best-known forms of HIIT is Tabata training.  It will squeeze in circuits of non-stop exercise, for a total workout lasting as little as four minutes. HIIT or Tabata sessions have been backed by science as extremely efficient ways of boosting metabolism, conditioning the heart and lungs, torching body fat, and even building muscle.

The great thing about these kinds of workouts is that they’re super quick, and can be done in many different forms. The key is exhausting yourself heavily, several times in a short space of time. Do cycle sprints on an exercise bike or sets of high-intensity push ups, bodyweight squats, and burpees. Ten minutes will be more than enough time to fit in your HIIT session.

Split your workout in half

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One of the reasons why people often have trouble squeezing fitness into their packed daily schedules is not enough time. They believe they have to fit a full, comprehensive, total-body workout into a single session, done with minimal breaks. But some fitness fanatics in the past have found that they were able to make great gains by training twice a day, on training days, and splitting their workouts in half. Squeeze in 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening for training. If you can’t fit in a solid 40-minute block, consider splitting your workout. In the morning you could do your dumbbell chest presses and curls. In the evening,  you could do your squats or vice versa.

Find ways of integrating fitness into the other parts of your life

 Fitness doesn’t just have to be something that we pursue in the gym, or on our yoga mats at home. You can bring a focus on fitness into any aspect of your life, and look for “training” opportunities everywhere. If you’re short on time, why not try cycling to work, and turn your commute into a workout?

 

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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