Physical Education: Mutitasking.
Thinking about how to become more active.
Drafted at 9:30am-ish: It's not uncommon for me to be doing three things at once. Five minutes ago I was getting some treadmill time in, listening to webinar I usually would attend yesterday and working on lead generation right from my phone.
Now, I am still doing the first two things while writing today's content piece.First, let me say, I LOVE having designated time during my day/week for a workout. I love having 100% of my focus on what I'm physically doing.
But I'm often asked how I run two businesses and still work out 2 hours, 5-6 days each week. Many of those things happen at the same time. The most common complaint about getting fitness integrated with your schedule is time. But there's always an answer we can find when we start digging into HOW time can be worked in.
And no, I'm not saying 2 hours each day. I'm crazy. Don't think you have to do this. I just want to.
Let's go with 45 minutes. How long does it take you to fold laundry? Walk in place while you do it.
How long does it take you to wash the dishes that don't go in the dishwasher? Walk in place, do high knee marches or side leg-lifts. You won't cut yourself, you're likely leaning on the counter.
Got some paperwork to do? Same thing.Of course these are quick suggestions just aimed at getting a few more steps. But it all adds up. It all makes you more active, and consequently contributes to calorie burn and weight loss.
It also gives you more stamina to get you through your day. This is related to how people that are more active aren't so sluggish.
Imagine if this approach was how you lived your day, or affected your desk job or other sitting parts of your day! There's always a way. It doesn't have to resemble the way things were, maybe when you were gaining weight a long time ago.
So think about the HOW. Not IF you have time for more activity, but HOW you can work it into your alread-established routine.