How Tribesports blog roll found their 30
Hui the yogini was suspect that our depiction of free time was exaggerated. She decided to make her own pie chart and realised her free time was being eaten up by procrastination on the computer; here's how she finds her 30:
I solve this problem of life-stalling by exercising first thing in the morning. Before my brain activates its excuse-giving centre. I also have a yardstick to decide if I do have enough time to exercise. I ask myself... do I have time to game/reddit/facebook? And the answer, almost all of the time is... yes. In fact, I am probably gaming/redditing/facebooking when I ask myself that question. If you have time to do all of that, you have time to exercise.
Hui also broke down her free time section to see how she spends it, could this help you find your 30?
Morning workouts are also endorsed by The Headlock Team, not only is it a great way to start your day but they also reference researchers from Appalacian State University who have discovered that morning workouts are better for your sleep patterns.
Emily S emphasises the importance of social groups on exercise;
For real. I think it’s more fun to go and workout with friends and grab dinner after than just going out for drinks. Does that make me totally lame? Probably. Do I care? Nope!
Check out her blog Sleep Eat Gym Repeat - this spin instructor has lots more to share about fitness to help you find your 30.
Janelle from primalburgher.com has put together a great 25-30 minute kettlebell circuit demonstrating that you don't need long to work up a sweat with resisitance training. For more information on Kettlebells be sure to read Tony Gentilecore's Featured Expert article now!
NYC Fit Girl has got 4 simple ways to Find your 30:
- If you have children help them practice their sport by practising with them everyday.
- It’s fall! The leaves are falling so get raking.
- Find a group of friends to join the challenge with and start a walking group.
- Local community center often offer free fitness classes so check yours out!
To conclude, here are the strong words of Durel Williams from Visports Youth Training:
You have absolutely no excuse to not complete a weekly exercise program with the Surgeon General's recommendation of 150 minutes of physical activity. Go somewhere and make it happen.
After all, if 30 minutes is all you've got, then make the best out of it. Either consecutively or periodically, half an hour a day is a lifetime of fitness!
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