Saturday, March 24, 2018

Guest Post :: 5 Fitness Tips For Busy Working Women

The weekend is always a great time to try out a new workout routine or incorporate a new habit into your life. With the go-go world that we live in sometimes it can be a challenge to carve out a time to workout, but it is always so worth it. Today Peter Minkoff is sharing 5 great fitness tips for those with a busy schedule.
Sometimes it seems that there aren’t enough hours in a day to do all we have to do. With work eating up sometimes more than a third of your day, along with the mandatory sleep (if only we could function without it), it’s simply baffling how we manage to have any kind of social life, quality alone time and achieve our fitness goals on top of everything. This is exactly why many struggle with cramming this final activity into their already jam-packed schedule. Still, there is no reason to give up on health and fitness just yet, because achieving your fitness goals might just be easier than you think. Follow these five simple tips as they will help you get your fitness groove on tremendously.

The Golden Rule
Never underestimate the importance of sleep. A good night’s sleep isn’t only vital for brain function but also physical stamina and overall levels of energy. If you wake up more exhausted than when you went to bed in the first place, there is little chance you’ll follow through on your plan to exerciWise that day. Plus, according to Harvard Medical School, sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite. Essentially, a good sleep pattern will help your metabolism immensely and actually help you lose instead of gain weight.
Bright and Early

Force yourself to get up earlier than you usually would and simply start the day off with a protein-filled smoothie and then hit the gym, do yoga or go jogging – whichever is your go-to form of exercise. Studies have shown that working out in the morning is far more beneficial than in the evening as it fills your body with additional energy, which is always welcome for conquering the rest of the day. However, if you simply can’t make this work, make sure to always have your gym bag packed and in your car. That way, whether it’s during lunch hour or right after work, you’ll have your fitness gear all ready to go, which won’t only save you a trip but also prevent you from making excuses. 

Speaking of Gym Clothes

The last thing a busy woman needs is gym clothes that simply don’t do the job. You need quality women’s exercise tights that will provide the right type of support and flexibility, allow for plenty of movement but still stay put. You need great sweat-wicking tops – a sports bra and a top, as well as excellent running shoes that provide supreme sole and ankle support. Once you invest wisely in these key pieces and make them your exercise staple (and keep them always ready and nearby), you will actually feel more motivated to get down and break a sweat. That’s the power of amazing sportswear – it simply increases your wish to perform as amazingly as they do.

No Quitting
You probably have a calendar or a planner in which you note down all your upcoming obligations – business meetings, to-do lists, dentist appointments, going to the dry-cleaners, grocery shopping. Well, there is absolutely no reason why exercise shouldn’t be noted down in your planner as well. Finding the time to exercise is not as effective as making the time, so once it’s in the calendar, you’ll begin to perceive it as just another obligation, one that is just as important as your business meetings, and ultimately a habit will be formed and you’ll remain diligent and consistent.

Food On The Go
Many would advise you to pre-plan and precook your entire meals, but busy working women simply don’t have time for that. By the time you get home from work, you only continue your work at home, whether it’s doing laundry, spending time with your loved ones or simply going out for an end-of-the-day drink. Just make sure your pantry isn’t full of junk food, have healthy snacks in your bag and you’ll be good to go. These will give you just the amount of energy you need to exercise and generally boost your concentration until you get the time to have a proper meal, so keep the bag packed with healthy goodies and just get out the door in the morning. 

4 comments:

  1. Love this post!! I'm finding it really hard to incorporate fitness into my life due to the lack of time but this post was very helpful!
    xx jen
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  2. Great fitness tips and motivating post!

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