You Have The Time

When time is limited and demands seem unlimited it’s hard to make exercise a priority. Make a list of all your “to-do items” and categorize them into “must-do”, “should-do” and “nice-to-do”. When you add 30-minutes to move your body as a “must-do”, you will make the time to work it in.

The best time to work out is always going to be whenever works for you. However, starting your day with a good sweat jump starts your metabolism, helps you sleep better and starts your day on a high note. No matter where you fit in activity, a little can go a long way. Schedule mini-bouts of physical activity accumulated throughout the day. Here are a few ideas for short bursts of beneficial movement.


At Home

At Work

Walk and Talk

Invite a friend, neighbor or family member to take a stroll around the block

Have walk and talk meetings or walk in place while on the phone.

Sit for 60, move for 3.


Fold the laundry, do the dishes, go out with the dog or practice a mini yoga session.


Alternate sitting and standing throughout the day by taking breaks. Get up each hour to stretch and move for 3-5 minutes.

Exercise Anywhere

Do 10 squats while brushing your teeth, see how many crunches you can do between TV shows.

Take the stairs, do a few laps in the hallway or practice lunges holding the back of a chair.