With 168 hours in a week you would think that finding some time should be easy, but when you take out sleep and all the other factors in our lives there often doesn’t seem to be much spare time left over that is not reserved for having a rest.

Do you have low energy levels?

If you are feeling fatigued by your busy life you may think that doing exercise is not what you need, but if you improve your general strength and stamina you should have better energy levels and therefore be able to achieve more and feel better. Developing health and fitness can be achieved through 2½ hours per week of activities that can be split up throughout the week to achieve the total time.

Can you achieve the 2½ hour weekly exercise goal?

Short bursts of exercise can be effective and a couple of 15 minute sessions where you are physically active every day will give you some health benefits without taking up too much time. The best option is to schedule your exercise sessions and make sure that nothing interferes with you doing those activities. Gym memberships work for some people, but any activity that raises your heart rate and breathing is beneficial.

Why not workout at home?

It can be difficult to achieve the frequency required to improve fitness, but there is a range of equipment available now that can be easily stored away when not in use. If you find it difficult to get to a gym or workout class then you could train in your home or garden. Just think of the time spent travelling to a gym to workout, you could be using that time at home to get fit.

It can be difficult to achieve the time required to improve fitness, but there is a range of equipment available now that can be easily stored away when not in use. If you find it difficult to get to a gym or regular club try doing some regular short training sessions in your home or garden.

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