Hack your daily habits to fit in a little more exercise each day. No need for a gym membership or fancy pedometer—these simple hacks will help you be a little more active without feeling like a slave to the workouts.
Work out without missing your favorite TV show.
During each commercial break, choose one workout move, and do three sets of twelve reps before the show returns. Exercises like planks, push-ups, squats, or lunges work well for this.
Listen while you work.
Download an audiobook, and only allow yourself to listen to it while you’re working out. Not only will it help to take your mind of the workout, the story will motivate you to come back for more—and work out more too.
Each time you work out, put a dollar into an envelope. When you hit your workout goals, reward yourself with new exercise clothes or workout DVDs to help keep you motivated.
Break it up.
Aiming to get a full thirty-minute workout in? Try breaking it up into three sessions: start your day with a ten-minute yoga routine. Take a brisk, ten-minute walk on your lunch break. Then alternate muscle groups for a ten-minute weight-lifting session while you’re cooking dinner.