3 Fast and Ultra-Effective Exercises for the Busy WomanGoing to the gym may cut into your workout time if you only have a few minutes to spare in your day. So, I'll share exercises you can perform immediately after your time frees up, from the comfort of your home (also see our review of women's home workout programs for more ideas) or office if you have the space.
- 20 seconds of push-ups
- 10 seconds of rest
- 20 seconds of air-squats
- 10 seconds of rest
- Repeat the set four times to finish a Tabata round
- Take a break for 60 to 90 seconds, then start another round with the same exercises or different ones
How Busy Women Fit Workouts into Their Daily SchedulesIf you're having trouble finding time to do any of the recommended exercises or a workout you enjoy, try using these tips to achieve your fitness goals while leading a hectic lifestyle!
- Do your workout first thing in the morning because if you have a demanding job and family life, you're unlikely to find time to exercise once your day's activities begin.
- Work out while you're working. Steve Jobs, the late Apple founder, loved to walk and frequently held serious business meetings while out walking.
- Choose a workout that you'll enjoy. Don't do yoga because everyone else is. Choose something you'll enjoy because it will be easier to make time for it even if you have a busy schedule and you'll always look forward to doing it.
- Perform brief, intense workouts. If you can't commit to 30 minutes of exercise, do short workouts that get you sweating, such as 10 minutes of uphill sprints on the treadmill.
- Go for walks during your lunch break. If you dislike going to the gym or are unmotivated to work out before or after work, consider carrying your trainers to work and walking during your lunch break. This way, you can exercise without disrupting your busy schedule.
- Take full advantage of weekends. As the work week comes to an end, you'll most likely have more free time. Make use of your free time to catch up on workouts you missed during the week.