This is one of the top seven reasons that people gave the BBC and NHS for not doing exercise, I would like to explore this reason in a little detail
There are 24 hours in a day
We sleep about 8 of those hours – average
Some people work for another 8 hours a day – again average
Leaving a balance of eight hours to do all the other stuff we want to do and have to do – washing, cooking, travelling, going to the pub, watching TV, reading, computer games and so on.
The general recommendation is that adults exercise for a total of 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days a week. That still leaves seven and a half hours for everything else. So where can we scrape up a total of half an hours exercise during this busy day?
- Check with doc that you can do the exercise you have selected
- If new to exercising you can do ten minute chunks and build up to a thirty minute session.
- Do not overdo it, go steady
- Set achievable goals
- ENJOY IT!
Finding the time:
- Walk in your lunch break
- Walk to the local shop rather than taking the car
- If going by bus get on/off one stop later/earlier
- Do some on the spot jogging during the television adverts
- Cycle during TV programmes on an exercise bike.
- Get up a little earlier and have a walk before work.
In ten minutes you can have a walk, climb up and down stairs, do a bit of gardening, wash the windows.
There are many clubs, groups and classes for you to join. Some, like Walking Well are designed to help you and go at your pace.