Let's face it, not many people truly have the time to workout. The difference between the people that do workout and don't workout is time management. You will make time for things that are important to you.
Life does get in the way occasionally, where it seems like working out always gets pushed to the back burner. However, there are plenty of ways that you can exercise as you go about your busy day. Not only will you feel better every day, but you might actually be able to lose some weight just by changing small habits. In this guide, I will show you how to lose weight when you have no time for it. Let's get started with the first way.
1. Reduce Time Spent on Social Media
If you took a poll, the majority of people in the world would probably say that they spend at least 5 minutes per day on social media. Whether you spend 5 minutes or 50 minutes, that is plenty of time to get up and exercise instead! That doesn't mean you have to go to the gym but instead do small things at your house.
You could do as many push-ups or sit-ups as you can in 5 or 10 minutes. Try running in place for that time as well. If you have small weights, just walk around your house with them. Those are calorie burning activities that will help you lose weight. If the alternative is sitting or lying down while you’re on social media, then you will be doing your body a lot of good.
2. Spend 5 Minutes Before Your Evening or Morning Shower to Work Out
Before your shower is the perfect time to get a quick workout in. Again, this doesn't have to be strenuous. Do just enough to get your heart rate slightly elevated and maybe break a little sweat. Whether you do the workout in the morning or evening, you are setting your body up to burn more calories throughout the day or night.
A lot of people like to get a snack before bed, which is actually one of the worst things you can do. There are some healthy snacks that are acceptable, but in general, avoid snacks before bed as much as possible. Instead, a quick 5-10 minute workout will curb your appetite, not to mention helping you sleep a lot better!
3. Exercise at Your Desk at Work
Depending on the type of job you have, you can actually multitask and help your weight loss efforts at work!
This is particularly true if you have a desk job. Simply standing up at your desk will burn more calories than sitting all day. You can also make it a point to take a quick walk once every hour down the hall and back. You don't have to go to the extremes while you're at work, but doing anything besides sitting down is going to help you tremendously.
Read this article to practice easy office workouts to exercise at your work desk.
4. Get Creative
We all burn calories every day just by being alive. If you truly have zero time to work out, then you can still get creative and lose weight in unconventional ways. If you carry a bag or purse, put some additional objects in it to weigh it down a little more. You could also strap on some ankle weights to force you to burn more calories just by doing your normal walking.
If you have the option of taking the stairs or elevator, take the stairs. You can also do some stretching while you're at your desk or anywhere else. All of these don't seem like they would help aid your weight loss, but simply moving will help curb weight gain, at the very least. There are plenty ways to get creative with your weight loss efforts when you have no time. It's up to you to do them when no one is watching!
The fact of the matter is that we all have 24 hours in a day. How you choose to use them is entirely up to you. No one truly has zero time to exercise, especially when you incorporate some of the tips explained here. You don't have to go to the gym every day to stay healthy and fend off weight gain. Just taking minor steps to improve your health and physical attributes will go a long way in improving your health and losing weight, even if you have no time for exercising.