Too Busy to Exercise? Exercise Tips For Busy People

We live in a busy age. We all know that exercise is essential but who has time for a 1 hour workout these days? Creating a fit, energetic you is not about time. Ten minutes of exercise can make a real difference if done properly.

Read on for essential exercise tips for busy people.

You’ve finally arrived home after yet another crazy day at work. You still have a million things to take care of, there’s the dozen or so unread emails in your in-box, the presentation you haven’t even started thinking about yet alone writing, the house is a mess and you know, in your-heart-of-hearts that you need to start that exercise routine…same day….when all this stuff is out of the way. Should I pop to the gym this evening like I promised I would?

Let me think, it’s already late. I have to pack my gym clothes, drive to the gym, get changed, work-out, shower, get changed, drive back home again…and eat some dinner. That’s two hours. Who has two hours spare in their day? Let’s skip it for today, I’ll exercise tomorrow.


Instead of writing off exercise time all together as a luxury you cannot afford, busy people need to integrate exercise into their current lifestyle and routine. Once exercise becomes a daily habit, like brushing your teeth, you will be keeping fit without having to force yourself to think about doing it all the time.

Consider exercise as you would a big project at work. Split it up into much small components. And don’t think if you can’t afford to take 1 hour to exercise today, then why bother? You can exercise on the go all the time.

Many people also say “I’ll get into an exercise routine once this busy patch at work is over, or once Christmas has gone, or once the kids are more settled”. Life does not work that way. It’s rare that we will wake up and suddenly find extra hours in the day. We have to work to create this time or be practical and understand that it is better to start some kind of exercise routine now, no matter how short in duration or less than perfect.


The Malaysian actress and former Bond girl, Michelle Yeoh was once asked for her secrets of a fit and healthy body. She said she was always exercising. When waiting for a taxi, she is doing calf raises or buttock clenches. When chatting to a shop assistant, trying out cosmetics at counter, she is on her tip toes stretching her lower legs.

These small pockets of exercise, added up throughout the day, make massive differences to your overall fitness and toning over the course of a year. You can run up and down the stairs in your office and home for a few minutes, and push-ups can be done almost anywhere.


Having an exercise bike or treadmill at home mean that you can catch up on reading or relax your mind by watching TV, or even engage in a conversation with your family members…exercising as well during the whole time. If you don’t have space in your lounge, then a jump rope or a set of resistance bands work perfectly well.


Instead of increasing the time you spend exercising, a simple increase in intensity may make the biggest difference to your workout results. Researchers in Australia at the University of New South Wales and the Garvan Institute studied 45 overweight woman over fifteen weeks. They put them on a higher intensity, shorter routine. They did a 20 minute cycling program in which they sprinted on a stationary bike for eight seconds, followed by 12 seconds of light cycling.

The results were incredible. They lost THREE TIMES MORE WEIGHT than other women who exercised at a continuous regular pace for 40 minutes. It is thought that ‘catecholamines’, a chemical compound which helps achieve weight loss, are produced in greater amounts when linked to interval sprinting. The researchers went on to say that this interval type of routine would have similar effects for swimming, running, rowing and speed walking.


Create a new habit of exercising during your lunch break. Go for a 20 minute walk outside, perhaps you can buy a sandwich on the way and eat it in a nearby park. Not only will the walk help your body, it will also help clear your mind and re-energize you for the afternoon ahead. You will find the usual mid-afternoon slump disappears too.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to fit exercise into your day, no matter how busy you might be. Hope you have been reading this while doing your butt clenches at the same time!

Gemma Swansburg is writing this and stretching her toes out at the same time. Gemma writes on any matter that takes her interest. Read her Luminess Tan Review [] about the acclaimed at-home airbrush tanning system. Read her blog for the best offers, reviews and before/after pics showing the Luminess airbrush system and other airbrush tanning equipment.


Top Ten Tips For Business Success

Each of us will discover our own path to success but here are 10 tips for business success that I’ve learned along the way…

1. Innovation is key to survival in all areas of life whether it’s technology, fuel or education. Updating or introducing new products and services, keeping things fresh and enticing, will help you grow a client attractive business. And as Richard Branson writes in a recent blog, ‘Finding time for aspirational thought is vital. When I am on Necker Island, I spend time every day in a hammock with my notebooks and iPad, thinking over new dreams and ideas’.

2. Step out of the comfort zone. In order to provide the best level of service for my clients I do aim to get out there and try different approaches. Of course it has meant making my share of mistakes but the best thing, about stepping out of the comfort zone, is that is where the MAGIC happens! And yet most of us just don’t go there!

3. Be productive rather than busy. I’ve shifted my attention every day to focus on longer term projects and revenue generating ideas. Although the results are not as immediate as the usual day to day ‘busy’ activities, the final outcomes are more satisfying.

4. Ask for help! Successful business owners always have great people to support them otherwise it can be a lonely and exhausting existence doing everything yourself. Having the right team around is essential for health, wealth, happiness and success.

5. Charge what you’re worth. Unless you value yourself it’s unlikely that others will, which can lead to under-earning and feelings of low self-worth and resentment. If this is an area that you struggle with then I recommend getting help to address your money mindset as it will have a HUGE impact on your financial success.

6. Have more impact. This means having the confidence to standout, add amazing value and reach out to more people in an authentic and unique way.

7. It’s all about relationships. At the end of the day business is about the quality of the relationships we develop and the people we meet along the way… that’s what we will remember and hopefully treasure. When we focus on our client relationships life becomes easier.

8. Enjoy the journey. Running a business can be like driving a train without really knowing when or if you’ll reach your destination. It’s easy to travel at a hundred miles an hour (or more) without slowing down to view the scenery. Take time to savour even small moments of achievement as these will give you the confidence and impetus to stay on track.

9. Master your marketing! It’s no secret that to attract more clients you have to have GREAT marketing which motivates and inspires your ideal audience. Find ways to market your products and services in ways that you enjoy and that will showcase your uniqueness.

10. Self-care. Staying healthy and having energy is my number one priority. Green juices, more plant based foods and yoga help me achieve mental clarity and physical stamina. As a result I’m in a much better place to serve my clients and develop creative solutions for my business.

And some final words from Richard Branson’s recent article in on Finding a Work-Life Balance, ‘To be refreshed and ready for anything, you need to find time for play. You are far more likely to succeed if you are having fun, so play just as hard as you work, if not harder! Find time to laugh, whether it is catching up with friends, chatting to new people or sharing a joke on Twitter. Then when opportunity knocks, open the door and make every second count.’


Top 5 Twitter Tips for Business

These are my 5 Twitter tips for business and how to get started.

1. So the first thing you should do once you have your account is setup your background. I will show you how to create cool twitter backgrounds which are free and easy to do. This is a very important part of your Twitter campaign and you should take some time over the design and layout. You can go and have one made for you professionally if you have the money but if you are just starting out and homemade on e is but just as good.

2. The next thing to setup is your bio, again this is a very important step and you should also take some time to think about what you will write. Remember you only have 160 characters to describe yourself. This is the important bit so don’t miss this one out. Always put a link back to your blog in the profile. This is where people can go to find out more about you than they can from the 160 characters, although you can get creative with this and have fun with it.

3. Next up is your profile picture and this I would keep the same as your other social media profile pictures. Your picture is your brand image so if they are all the same people will start to recognise you around the social sites. Make sure it’s a picture of you and not a product or cartoon character, yes I have seen Mickey Mouse as a social media expert on Twitter before.

4. Next up you want some tools that will help you use Twitter more effectively. The first one to get is TweetDeck, you can do all your tweeting, updates etc in one place. The next is SocialOomph where you can set updates to go out at certain times and automatically send direct messages to people.

5. The last thing to do is leave all the auto follow software alone. Yes you can follow hundreds of people a day but how can you build a personal relationship with hundreds of people a day. Secondly you could get your account closed down.

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