Get that butt off that chair
Like a diet, when it comes to exercise, the keyword here is ‘proper’. In short, don’t go sign up for a half marathon if you’ve never ran regularly. For a start, simply aim to move more: walk home from the interchange instead of taking the bus; climb the stairs instead of taking the lift; or just chase after your kids in the park instead of relaxing in one corner to check Facebook.
If you need motivation from inanimate objects, try fitness trackers like those from Fitbit and Jawbone; or the Apple Watch if you also need a stylish timepiece - whichever rocks your boat.
If you’re so busy at work and have no time to even go for walks, much less hit the gym, you can try short but high intensity ‘7-minute workouts’. Consisting of a list of 12 exercises that use only your body weight, a chair, and a wall, a single workout only takes seven minutes. Personally, I use this iOS app called ‘7 Minute Workout Challenge’.
7-minute workouts are popular because they allow ow busy people to workout anywhere and anytime.