1) “I don’t have enough Time”

There are 24 hours in a day that are yours to plan. It is important to organize your day around the most important things on your agenda. I know you might be thinking my work is the most important because it is how I pay the bills. However, your health should come first. Women are known for putting everyone else before themselves especially their family. If you are not healthy then you will not be able to work or take care of your family. Finding 30 minutes a day to workout is much easier than you think. Instead, of watching T.V or sitting on the couch, do circuit training; circuit training allows you to get a cardio workout as well as a build muscular strength and muscular endurance. Also, work on the largest muscles in your body to burn the most amount of calories, such as your legs, chest, and back.

2) “I am too tired after work to workout”

If you are too tired to workout then that is a reason why you need to workout. You should be able to go to work and still have energy when you get home. When you workout your body will release endorphins which will make you feel happier and more relaxed. It does not matter if you workout in the morning or in the afternoon. Working out in the morning has many benefits such as giving you energy throughout the day, a great way to relax before heading to work, and it allows you go home right after work so you can spend time with your family. However, if you prefer to workout in the evening then you will be able to relax after the workday. What better way to head home to your family than to be relaxed. You might be thinking who is going to cook dinner if I am working out; the answer is the Crockpot will. Crockpots are great for cooking meals because you just have to throw ingredients into the pot and then everything is ready when you get home.

3) “I don’t want to workout by myself”

If you do not like working out by yourself then grab a friend and have them workout with you. Make it a friendly competition between the two of you or if you work in an office, you can start a “biggest loser” program. If your goal is not to lose weight, you can still have a friendly competition by seeing who can gain the most muscular endurance and strength. You will need to have a pre and post-test such as push-ups, sit-ups, and a 100-yard sprint.

4) “I don’t know what to do”

If you workout in a gym then there will be personal trainers who you can ask what to do. Personal trainers love helping people and are willing to answer questions. If you are not sure how to use a piece of equipment, they can show you to make sure you are using the machine properly. If you have never been given a tour of your gym, ask a front desk member. When you sign up for your membership you should be given a tour of the gym as well as shown the equipment. Next time you are in the office, you can ask us to put together a workout for you.

Copyright © 2012. Integrated Health Systems. All rights reserved. Jodie is the therapy assistant and personal trainer for Integrated Health Systems. You can contact Jodie at Jodie@matta144.sg-host.com . If you are struggling with your health and want to learn more, visit our website at www.matta144.sg-host.com