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4 Successful TIPS in remaining active during the day

Written by: Nolan Mitcheltree (Fitness/Strengthening Coach)

Setting time aside for your healthcare needs may sometimes be challenging, especially when life gets in the way. However, it is still important to try to set aside at-least 10-20 minutes a day for exercise, in order to help minimize the risk of developing medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Here are 4 quick and simple ways to fit exercise into your daily routine

1) Choose activities that you enjoy

Although it is very important to have self discipline when performing workouts routinely, there is no point in always performing activities that you are not passionate about. This in turn creates resentment towards fitness training, versus allowing it to become an outlet from your everyday stressors. One way to combat this from happening, is to choose a routine that not only challenges you but is exciting, new and FUN!

2) Keep a log of your activity

One of my favorite sayings is "if you do not measure it, then it does not exist."

Although this may be an old saying, it is still very relevant to

the fitness world. Tracking progress, whether on paper or with the help of technological advancements, allows individuals to remain motivated to continue progressing towards their desired goals. Without measurements being taken or meals being documented, there is no data for you (the client) to look back on to see how much you have progressed from the beginning of your journey.

3) Choose something over nothing

Even if you are unable to still find time to set aside 10-20 minutes of exercise a day, you can still make choices in your everyday routine, to help strengthen your body.

For example:

* Skip the elevator and take the stairs

* Park towards the back when out shopping, etc. to get more walking in

* Get up and move around every hour or so at work

* Wake up 15 minutes earlier than your normal time and perform some stretching, squats, etc. to get your blood pumping.

4) Research the right workouts

* HIIT Training (have been found to increase aerobic endurance & oxygen uptake)

* TABATA Training

* Resistance Band Training

* Supersets

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