TOO BUSY TO EXERCISE? TRY THESE TIPS
Research has shown a “lack of time” is the excuse most commonly cited as the major impediment to exercising. But Associate Professor David Dunstan, head of physical activity at the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, says there are time-efficient alternatives to traditional training that could be as effective as the recommended 30 minutes a day. Here are his top five time-saving tips.
“If time is an issue, use your commuting time as exercise time. It’s less likely to be seen as something else on your list of things to do,” Professor Dunstan says. Take a “whole-day” approach to exercise. “Bite off your exercise into manageable chunks. It doesn’t have to be done in one hard slog. Go for a walk at lunch, do push-ups and sit-ups every ad break… we’ve overlooked the benefit of moving more throughout the day because we focus on that 30minute exercise window,” he says.