Good afternoon everyone!

It’s Dan Roan with the YMCA back for our third installment of Blogs w/ Dan. Today I am looking forward to discussing a very important topic and probably the number one excuse I hear on a daily basis. Do you ever find yourself wanting to work out, but the day just gets away from you? You constantly tell yourself that it’s not your fault that you don’t have time and this is something that becomes a pattern and keeps dragging on and on and on. Listen, we are all busy and I don’t doubt that you truly don’t have the time when looking at your schedule. I’m here to share some tips with you on how we can better improve our time management to fit in that ever so important element of exercise.

  1. Prioritize walking or biking

See your proximity to your workplace. If it’s within a mile walk or so, leave your car at home and make that walk. Grab a bike if it’s over a mile or so and wear a backpack. Incorporating these types of priorities are going to make your commute so much sweeter.

Park in a spot that is the furthest away from your building. On average, people go to their car 3 times per day, so that is getting a significant walk.

  1. Exercise at lunchtime

Lots of people take advantage of this skill. In a normal office, employees are given at least 30 minutes and sometimes up to an hour. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of exercise. Go on a walk to the nearest trail. Drive downtown and walk up and down the streets. You can even walk and eat your lunch at the same time.

  1. Incorporating exercise in a daily routine

 Use the stairs more often, ask your boss for a standing desk when at work. Even replacing your chair with an exercise ball is a good alternative option.

These are just a few to name. But they are all very good when we think about the option to get some exercise in our daily activities. Join me next week to go over some more tips and tricks to living a better life.