7 Tips to Minimize Wasted Workout Time

We've all experienced it before: busy days where things pile up, one on top of the other, until something gives. Usually, exercise is the first to go.

But putting fitness at the bottom of your to do list isn't doing you any good. When it comes to physical activity, consistency is key and, according to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, being active can add up to five years to your life by improving sleep quality, reducing stress and even fostering a stronger sense of social connectedness.

With all of these benefits, how can you afford to miss the gym? Toss aside the excuse of a busy schedule and make the most of the time you have by following these tips to get in, out and on with your day.

About the Author

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is a New York native who caught the fitness bug while earning a master's in journalism at the University of Missouri. A life-long victim of the YMCA family package, she didn't learn to really love fitness until she entered the renowned Mizzou rec room. Her one true love: glow in the dark cycling.
 
After maxing out her need for (stationary) speed, Stephanie decided to hit the pavement and actually try and go somewhere by joining her first half-marathon training group. She ultimately decided to combine her love of journalism, fitness and a conversational tone in writing. You can see her work here

Stephanie Smith is a New York native who caught the fitness bug while earning a master's in journalism at the University of Missouri. A life-long victim of the YMCA family package, she didn't learn to really love fitness until she entered the renowned Mizzou rec room. Her one true love: glow in the dark cycling.
 
After maxing out her need for (stationary) speed, Stephanie decided to hit the pavement and actually try and go somewhere by joining her first half-marathon training group. She ultimately decided to combine her love of journalism, fitness and a conversational tone in writing. You can see her work here

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