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Workout tips/hints for the busy women of today!

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Amidst our daily stress women in particular encounter difficulties combining work and leisure time. The enormous pressure to succeed at work has a serious impact on our lives because we do not really have enough time for hobbies, relaxation and sport. We come home tired and we just want to chill on the couch. The thought of getting up to go to our nearby gym for an aerobic course or other activities is just not on our minds.

But the question is just how women with exposure to high stress at work can play a visit to the gym? How can she make it happen so she can relax and enjoy the workouts?

In the following overview I want to give you some tips as to how you can do your workouts even during the week.

The goal is important/ Keep the goal in mind

If you want to plan workout activities during your week much  depends on the goals you have in mind. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to keep your body fit and just have regular workouts to achieve that goal? These goals will determine the time and effort you have to put into your workout. Sport experts say that if you are working fulltime you should have 150 minutes of workout during the week if you want to keep your body in shape.  However experts say if you want to lose weight permanently you should have a 50 minute workout 6 times a week. For every women it can be different, but if you have an exact idea about what you want and how much time and effort you have to put in it is a good way of achieving your goals.

Plan your week ahead

As a working woman you always have to keep your calendar and meetings up-to-date to be successful. The same thing applies to your workout plan. Only if you plan ahead will you achieve your goals. Without a healthy body you won’t survive in a stressful working environment. Start at the weekend with your workout plan for the following week. Note down your workouts and the exercises you want to do and the time required as well. Take your workout as seriously as your job, then you will be successful in both.

Make it social

We live in a time where social media plays an important role in our private lives. Facebook and Twitter often determine whether we go out, when and with whom. This kind of social communication has a lot of advantages. You can see the success that our friends have achieved with their workouts.  You can share our experiences. You have more fun and passion for our workouts and achieving our goals. And it gives you something else to think about except work and stress.

Give yourself realistic goals

Businesspeople are very ambitions, so often we put our goals up way too high. You have to balance your goals with your body fitness. Beginners often tend to overextend their workouts to achieve their goals faster. But you won’t get there faster. It will even take you longer, because the risks of injuries are very high. Try to be relaxed about it. It doesn’t matter if it takes you a month longer to achieve your goal. And the point of the workout is not to get even more stressed about your life. So please take it easy and listen to your body.

Even a short workout counts

The times are over, where you have to be at the gym for two or three hours. Intensive short workouts can be as successful as a 45 minute run on the treadmill. The most important thing is that you do something! Get your butt up and start to work out. Even if it is for just 15 minutes! You did something. In the end it is your decision what you want to do, but I can assure you that you will feel more and more amazing as the weeks go by.  Achieving your goals will give you satisfaction and you will feel much better in all areas of your life.

Author: Jessica Vlajnic

Editor: Grahame Lucas


30.01.2015 | 11:15