10 Exercises for Busy Entrepreneurs
Getting seriously fit in the middle of a busy work week can be a challenge. With all the meetings, deadlines, and projects entrepreneurs go through everyday, it is inevitable to just forget that you’ve got to go and exercise! In a research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of adult-age Americans don’t meet the minimum requirement for exercise.
The United States government openly stated that adults should at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise or at least 1.5 hours of intense exercise every week. However, out of the 450,000 adults involved in the research, only roughly 20 percent met the standard requirement.
It’s the health reality that we all live in today, where most of the time, we are just sitting. When we drive our cars, when we are in the office, when we dine or watch a movie. Breaking that habit of sitting all day is one way to get fitness into your busy life. Here are some exercises and tips to keep you active and fit despite your busy schedule.
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1. Use your own weight
You don’t need a gym to get your act together. By using your own weight in resistance training (like push-ups), you can shed off the pounds without a gym.
2. The Tabata Protocol
This simple workout regimen simply requires you to alternate short bursts of high intensity workouts and short rest periods. It works for jogging or running.
3. Stand and walk around
The easiest way to burn calories is to stand and walk in the office. Standing alone lets you burn 50 calories more than just sitting in your office chair.
4. Six floors rule
One way to incorporate exercise to your daily work routine is to climb stairs instead of taking the elevator. Take the staircase if you’re going up less than six floors.
Another way to infuse physical activity with your work is to ride a bike or walk to work. Taking public transport is also good if you get to walk or stand for most of the trip.
It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but it is one of the best resistance training exercises you can do even in your bedroom.
It’s one of the easiest workouts to do almost anywhere you are. Crunches are like sit-ups but they help tighten your core muscles, especially your abdomen.
8. Mountain Climbers
It is one of the so-called plyometric exercises that engages a lot of your muscle groups. The exercise is fairly easy to do from push-up position and tightens your core.
9. Jumping Jacks
Just like in elementary gym class, jumping jacks is one exercise that everybody knows how to do. Start off with jumping jacks as a warm up before starting an exercise routine.
It is a workout that engages your whole body. It’s like sitting repetitively but without a chair to sit on. Again, it helps tighten your core muscles and gives you more balance and mobility.