If you don’t have an hour or even 30 minutes to get in a workout, the common mistake is to wonder "Why bother at all?" When it comes to exercise, an all or nothing attitude is a sure way to not reach your goals. Instead, focus on how to get the most out of your time.
Break It Up. Use whatever time you have to your advantage. Break up your workout into three 10-minute segments throughout the day.
Crank Up the Intensity. Increase your intensity and work harder than usual. Try speed walking, turn your jog into a run, and walk uphill or climb stairs.
Interval Moves. Turn on your favorite music then mix and match these exercises to get your heart rate up in a short period of time: HIGH INTENSITY: jumping jacks, jogging in place, jump rope, stationary bike. LOW INTENSITY: marching in place, walking, hula hoop, crunches.
If you can’t find an hour for the daily-recommended cardio guidelines, there’s no reason to swear off exercise entirely. Try one of the above approaches to burn calories and make sure to try to squeeze in a stretch also.
''Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away." Charles Caleb Colton