4 Ways to Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

You’re busy, but don’t put fitness last on your list.

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important in living a long, happy life, but the majority of us have a hard time squeezing fitness into our hectic schedules.

No matter how busy you are, it might be easier than you realize to stay fit and well.

Read on after the jump:

Recently, an informational online colleges site, eCollegeFinder, hosted the Top Health and Fitness Blogs Award, celebrating the best health and fitness blogs on the web.

As part of the competition, they asked bloggers to give advice on how college students can focus on exercising and eating well without adding stress to their already busy lives.

Whether you’re a student or just a busy professional, some of the answers are very helpful for learning how to stick to a fitness routine. Here are our four favorite tips:

Be Flexible

And I don’t mean with your body! Physical flexibility might be the goal for your workout, but it takes flexibility in your schedule to reach that goal.

Give your fitness routine a chance to last by accepting that things don’t always go as planned.

Life happens and there will be times that you have no choice but to skip or shorten a workout. Don’t get discouraged!

Make the most of your time and resist the urge to quit altogether when your routine is disrupted.

Make Fitness a Priority

Keeping on top of your exercise routine can give you the energy to power through the more stressful tasks on your list.

Physical activity can help you relax, clear your head, sleep better, and feel better overall, leaving you ready to take on the rest of your day!

When You Don’t Have Much Time, Run!

If you’re short on time, you need an exercise that will give you more bang for your buck.

Running is one of the best workouts you can do to exercise your entire body at once – no costly gym membership necessary.

Join a Team

It’s a lot easier to stick to your exercise schedule when you have others holding you accountable.

Join a sports team, attend group fitness classes at the gym, or find a work out partner.

Exercising with friends who share your fitness goals can turn working out into a far more enjoyable activity, even on days that your motivation is low.

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For other great tips for staying in shape without letting your responsibilities fall to the wayside, click here to check out the answers bloggers offered to busy students!



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