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7 Ways Men Can Work In Exercise During The Workweek


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Make Your Workout Routine A Top Priority

No matter the workout routine you choose (whether running around your neighborhood at 6 am or a few laps in the pool), you should consider it as important as your daily appointments. Your scheduled workout time should be taken as a personal appointment with yourself, and nothing should take precedence during that time slot. Never cancel that appointment. Find a time when you are least likely to be interrupted and make sure everyone in your life knows that this appointment is a priority for you. This will prevent disruptions and will encourage those close to you to provide support for your routine.

The Early Bird Routine

As the age-old adage goes, the early bird gets the worm. This is true when it comes to fitting exercises within a hectic workweek. It’s often best to perform your workout first thing in the morning before you head to the office and get swamped with work-related tasks. This may mean getting out of bed an hour earlier, but the benefits to your overall well-being far exceed the inconvenience. Even if you prefer exercising in the evenings, a last-minute task or an unexpected work meeting at 5 pm can throw you off track and disrupt your workout schedule. Working out in the morning motivates you for the rest of the day and ensures that you have the energy to handle anything the day throws at you.

Multitask

Multitasking is a great way to accomplish your work-related tasks while getting in a few minutes of exercise. Take some time to think about all the things you need to do in a typical workday and then… get creative. For instance, if you need to do some research for a project, you can download podcasts or audiobooks and listen to them while out for a jog. You can also take ‘brainstorming breaks’ where you leave the office and take brisk walks to get your imagination going or you can run stairs in your office parking garage between meetings.

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