5 Ways to Fit Exercise Into A Busy Schedule

5 Ways to Fit Exercise Into A Busy Schedule

We’re all aware that regular exercise offers many health and wellness benefits, but it can be a challenge fitting it into a busy schedule. There are so many good reasons to cultivate a regular fitness routine. Not only does exercise support weight loss and boost energy levels, but it also relieves stress and promotes the release of endorphins. Some of the world’s busiest and most successful people make time to exercise regularly and if you can too, you won’t regret it. Here, David, A trainer at fitness app Freeletics shares five simple ways to sneak more exercise into your day.

 

HOW TO MAKE TIME TO EXERCISE

 

COMBINE SOCIALISING AND EXERCISING

Having to make the choice between a social life and your exercise? Why not combine the two. Committing to a workout with a friend means you’re less likely to skip your next training session. Exercising with a friend can also make exercise more enjoyable, motivating you to keep up the good work and giving you a chance to socialise while you focus on your fitness. So if you find you’re too busy to exercise because you’ve got a busy social calendar, rope in friends and get the best of both worlds.

 

EMBRACE SHORT, SHARP WORKOUTS

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT as it’s better known, is one of the best ways to fit exercise into a busy schedule. Interval training is a great way to increase your fitness levels and calorie burn and it’s performed by alternating intense periods of physical activity with short periods of rest so that your body can recover briefly before you up the intensity again. Not only is this style of working out a great time saver, its brilliant for building endurance and boosting the metabolism. A full body HIIT workout needn’t be longer than 15 minutes, and who doesn’t have 15 minutes to spare? If you’re not sure where to start, Freeletics has recently launched a 15-minute Training Journey which offers six weeks of 15-minute bodyweight only workouts which can be done anytime, anywhere and with no equipment.

 

UTILISE YOUR BODYWEIGHT

Bodyweight training is incredibly effective, and one of the beauties of this style of training is that it requires no equipment. It’s an incredibly versatile way of training and you don’t even need to be in the gym. This means you’ll spend less time travelling to and from the gym and waiting around to use the machines or free weights. If you’re struggling to make time to exercise you can get a quick, effective full body workout wherever you are, and whenever works best for you.

 

SET REALISTIC GOALS

Don’t let missing one workout be the catalyst for you to miss a whole week of training. Being realistic about what you want to achieve is key, because when you start seeing results, you’ll be inspired to work out more and as a result stay committed to your training plan, even when you’re super busy. There’s no harm in setting yourself a big goal, but break it down into smaller, micro goals so that you can celebrate your achievements and progress often.

 

SUPPORT YOUR RECOVERY

If you lead a busy lifestyle, fitting in exercise around a list of other commitments, it’s important to factor in recovery.  While it has many health benefits, exercising can put stress on the body so make sure to balance regular workouts with rest days. If you find that intense exercise sessions result in muscle aches and tenderness, try taking a bath with added magnesium flakes. Natural joint pain relief options like Flexiseq gel can help to relive joint pain resulting from exercise sessions. Listen to your body and honour it when tells you to take a break. 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.