No time for a complicated exercise routine? That’s understandable! Many women have to juggle career, family and household chores – how on earth can we squeeze in an exercise routine in the middle of all of that? We found the best exercises for women who don’t have time to exercise.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) has gotten a lot of hype lately, mainly because they work! These workouts are composed of very short but intense bursts of exercise alternated with short but still active recovery periods. Your heart rate goes up (so you burn more calories) and your metabolism increases for the next 48 hours.
You can find several 20-minute HIIT routine videos or programs on the Internet. Since they don’t require weights or any equipment except maybe for a mat or an exercise ball, you can do them at home. Studies also show that doing 20 minute HIIT routines have a better impact on your health and weight than a one hour or even two hour light workout.
The best thing about jogging is you can do it anywhere, anytime. You can take a quick jog around the neighborhood, buy a jogging stroller so you can do it while bringing your kids to the park, or get a treadmill and do it in the comfort of your home. Aside from burning calories, jogging strengthens your heart and lungs, and boosts blood circulation to the skin – which means you’ll also prevent wrinkles and get a natural glow! This is really one of the best exercises for women!
There are tons of fun dancing classes! Zumba, ballet, modern jazz, EDM-inspired aerobic routines that turn the gym into a club, bellydancing (which, by the way, is one of the best ways to get perfect bikini abs!). The best part about dancing is that it doesn’t even feel like exercise!
IF you’re too busy to go to the gym, you can get dance workout videos so you can exercise whenever you have the time.
Yoga and Pilates
We consider yoga and pilates one of the best exercises for women because not only does it make you fitter, but it also helps you relax, destress, and develop more mindfulness. This will reduce anxiety levels and help you become more attuned to both your body and your emotions. Many people even say that it has helped alleviate depression and taught them to deal with stress in more positive and productive ways.
These are just some of the best exercises for women that are too busy or tired to go to the gym. Other ways to get into a regular exercise routine is to find a fitness buddy who can motivate you to stay on track and occasionally yell at you if you’re getting too lazy (we all need a friend like that!).
Another tip is to make it easy and convenient to exercise. Go to sleep in your exercise clothes so that you’re ready to go for a jog the minute you wake up! Set up your TV so that your exercise video is ready to play with a click of the remote. Good luck with your exercise routine!