Feel Marvelous in 30 Minutes

Feel Marvelous in 30 Minutes

Publish Date May 25, 2023 3 Minute Read
Author Abbott

Did you know that just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help improve blood sugar, heart health and weight management? Aside from the physical benefits, being active also boosts your mental health. But how can you fit exercise into an already hectic schedule? It only takes a few simple steps to get the daily dose of exercise recommended by health professionals. Keep yourself feeling fit and healthy with these tips on finding time for exercise each day.

Make Every Minute Count

Here's some good news: Most daily tasks qualify as exercise. Everyday things like organizing the house, doing laundry or grocery shopping can get your body moving and your blood pumping. Remember to get outside when possible for some fresh air and vitamin D. Take your dog for a walk, do some gardening or even just stand outside to stretch for a bit. Instead of struggling to fit a half-hour workout into your schedule, find three 10-minute tasks to tackle during the day.

Go the Distance

Getting in more steps is one of the best ways to increase your activity. Park a little farther away from your destination and use the stairs if you're only a floor or two away. Use a treadmill or simply march in place while you watch your favorite show (go ahead — no one is watching). If you're stuck in a cubicle, take a brisk walk around the office or around your building for some fresh air. Once you've found some short activities that work for you, explore ways to take yourself further. Use a pedometer or fitness tracker to measure, set and surpass your personal goals. Explore new trails near you, head to the park on the weekends to catch up with friends or look into fun fitness classes to try.

Being more active doesn’t have to include a gym membership or a ton of time. With just 30 minutes of activity added to your day, you’ll be on your way to a healthy, happier you. Explore more healthy living advice and inspiration.

Disclaimer: This information is educational only and is not meant to provide healthcare recommendations. Please see a healthcare provider.