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4 Ways to Exercise for People With Little Time
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4 Ways to Exercise for People With Little Time


“I want to exercise but I rarely have enough time.” It seems that many people probably face this problem, especially those in urban areas who have to spend their daily life at an incredibly fast pace. Just waking up, going to school or work, and then commuting home, already takes up a lot of your time during the day. Then once you do eventually get home, you can hardly find any time to do anything - let alone exercise.


But in reality, exercising isn't just limited to going to the gym or a fitness center, or going to the park. We can exercise whenever and wherever in our daily lives. Today, we would like to share a variety of ways to exercise for those who have little time during their busy days.


1.  Move your body after waking up

If you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, try to start your day with these simple two-move stretches. The first position is to put your hands together and raise your arms to the ceiling. Then, tilt your body to the left and continue to hold this position for 10 seconds. Alternate between each side until you feel more awake.

Another stretch is to straighten your arms and bend your body to touch your toes, or bend as much as you can, and hold for 20-30 seconds to help your body relax. This also helps increase the metabolic rate during the day.


2.  Exercise and reduce the chances of diseases with arm swinging

When you’re commuting to work and you’re waiting for a taxi, or walking or even just waiting for your morning coffee, instead of standing and waiting try to swing both your arms gently at the same time and bam, you’ve done a little bit of exercise.

In the textbook of traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that the swing of the arm is very useful. It will stimulate the blood, wind and lymph nodes to flow better. It also results in the waste elimination system in the body to work more efficiently and for women who are looking for a way to get rid of excess fat, swinging your arms can also help reduce belly fat and lower belly fat.


3.  Walk up the stairs instead of the elevator

Another way for office workers who don't really have a lot of time to exercise is to walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator. Obviously, taking the elevator is more convenient and faster. But, if you are not in too much of a hurry, walking up the stairs is a great option that burns quite a bit of fat and also helps tighten the calves and thighs at the same time.

In addition to that, during this pandemic of COVID-19, walking up the stairs has prevented us from being exposed to a large number of people and in confined spaces like an elevator. Thus, in addition to being able to exercise at the same time It also reduces the risk of being infected with COVID as well.


4.  Sit, work and workout

For those who feel that even methods 1, 2 or 3 are not possible. Try to use this method instead, that is, exercise while sitting at your desk. Just sit up straight and stretch the abdomen in and out in a rhythm for 10 seconds each time. Repeat as much as you have time. This method will help reduce belly fat and it is also a practice of breathing and building abdominal muscles at the same time if done continuously.


It is not too late to start exercising

As you can see, exercising can be done almost anywhere, anytime and anyone can follow it. Despite being a person who has little time, try choosing a method that interests you and try to do it continuously every day. Remember that just moving equals exercise.