9 Ways to Fit a Workout in your Busy Schedule

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Between a full-time job, family duties, and a social life, it can seem impossible to fit exercise into the mix. Yet, some of the busiest people still make time to work out on a regular basis. While it may not be easy to work out with a busy schedule, it can be achieved. Here are nine ways you can incorporate exercise into your life, even with a busy schedule.

1.   Make a plan

Writing down a fitness plan can help you be efficient while working out, minimizing time spent in the gym while maximizing results. Use a calendar to mark down the days you want to work out. Then, using a notebook or the notes app on your phone, write down an organized workout routine, complete with the number of sets and reps you’ll be performing. This can help you stay organized and exercise on your terms.

2.   Get a workout partner

Many of us have trouble motivating ourselves in the gym. It can be easy to cheat a little bit or fall victim to self-deception—you might end up saying things like, “I don’t need to do that final set” or “I’m too tired to run that last lap”. A workout partner can help hold you accountable, plus having someone there with you can make exercising a more enjoyable experience.

3.   Keep a change of clothes on hand

Always keep some workout clothing on hand in case you need it. If you have a busy schedule, you may never know when you can fit in a run, a trip to the gym, or a quick workout session. Get a duffel bag and stuff it with a lightweight shirt, shorts, underwear, socks, a gym towel, and a pair of training shoes for women or men. Then you’ll always be ready to go whenever the opportunity arises.

4.   Change up your commute

If possible, ditch driving your car and find more active ways to commute to work. Ride your bike or walk to work if you can. Or, if the office is far enough away that you have to drive, try cycling and walking when you’re out running errands instead.

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5.   Plan active family adventures

Get the whole family active by combining family time with exercise time. Plan a camping trip, take the family hiking, or play in the backyard with your kids. When making plans with the family, try to be creative about fun ways you can all get active.

6.   Make your workouts fun

If you hate working out, you’re most likely going to skip it whenever it’s convenient. This is especially true if you’re trying to fit exercise into a busy schedule. That’s why you should try to work out in a way that you actually enjoy. Join a recreational sports league, take kickboxing classes, go surfing, or take part in any physical activity that you know you’ll look forward to.

7.   Always choose the stairs

By skipping the escalators and elevators and opting for the stairs, you can get more steps in every day. While this may not be a traditional “workout”, you can think of it as a series of mini-workouts. Taking the stairs can be a great way for a busy person to burn calories without hitting the gym.

8.   Get an early start

Many people choose to exercise first thing in the morning. Why is this? First of all, working out in the morning can give you an energy boost that starts your day off on the right foot. Secondly, it feels great to get your exercise for the day over with in the morning. This makes it so that you can enjoy the rest of the day without a looming workout hanging over your head.

9.   Make fitness a priority

This may seem like an obvious tip, but it’s more important than you think. If you want to get in shape, you have to make fitness a priority in your life. Carve out time for exercise and be consistent. As a busy person, regularly working out may require you to make some sacrifices, but that’s the cost of being in great shape.

With a hectic schedule, it may seem impossible to fit exercise into your life. However, with some effort and determination, you can accomplish your fitness goals. Try out one or all of these tips to start living a more active life.

 

Tips For Wearing Hair Extensions At The Gym

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If you are planning a New Year’s resolution to find that fitter version of you hiding somewhere and you wear hair extensions, you might be understandably concerned that the extensions won’t hold up to an intense physical workout. If this is the case, here are a few tips from the pros regarding working out with hair extensions.

 

  • Keep It Up – Seriously, if you want to burn those muscles to almost melting point, keep your hair up, making sure loose hair cannot catch on any of the gym equipment. If you are looking for the best human hair extensions, head over to the UK’s leading hair extensions supplier, where they have every shade and you simply choose your desired length. You might need a couple of hair ties to keep your hair in place and don’t worry about how you look, as long as your extensions are up and out of the way.

 

  • Beware Of Sweat – Of course, you can’t have a workout without sweating, yet too much sweat can damage your human hair extensions, which is why you should ensure that your hair is kept away from the skin. The salt in sweat can rapidly dry out your normal hair, which has its own natural way of replenishing the moisture, yet your extensions do not have this protection, so you need to keep them away from your skin, where sweat collects.

 

  • Use Conditioner – If you wet your Remy human hair clip in fringe, for example, and gently massage conditioner into the strands, then after 5-10 minutes, rinse with cold water, this locks in the moisture which will help to protect the extensions during your punishing workout routine. Do this 30 minutes before you work out and this will certainly help by sealing the hair in a protective coating of conditioner. There are some conditioners that are applied and left on the hair, and providing it does not contain alcohol, this is a good idea, as it will offer maximum protection. It might feel strange conditioning your hair before your workout but it is the protection you want, more than the nourishment, and it does help.

 

  • Post Workout Drying Hair Extensions – When you have wound down and washed and conditioned your hair, you should leave your hair to ‘air-dry’ until about 80% dry, then blow dry on the coolest setting. Never dry your hair extensions with a towel, as this will cause serious damage that would likely lead to tangling – while your extensions are actually human hair, they do lack the nutrients and natural protection that comes through the follicles – which means you have to handle the extensions carefully if you want them to remain in good condition.

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If you take good care of your human hair extensions, they provide a welcome long-hair look and with clip-ins, it only takes a few minutes to change from a short to a long hairstyle. Follow the above instructions prior to getting physical and your extensions will not suffer like your muscles.

 

 

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