5 tips on how to get your 30 minutes of exercise per day

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As an adult, it can be hard to find time to exercise every day. We underestimate how 30 minutes of exercise per day can be hugely beneficial to our health and happiness. With 1 in 2 adults (55%) not meeting the physical activity guidelines in 2017-18, it’s time to stop making excuses and start moving.

Here are 5 tips from the home doctor experts at House Call Doctor on how to get your 30 minutes of exercise in even on the busiest day.

Make the most of your commute

Ditch the car or bus and make the most of your commute by walking, running or cycling to work. It is great for the environment, increases your heart rate and will also boost your mood. If you live far away from work, try to get off the train a stop early or park further away than usual.

Use your lunch break

Don’t waste your lunch break by eating at your desk. Go for a run or walk or even find a nearby gym and join a midday class. If you’ve had a stressful morning you can try yoga or meditation to reset for the rest of the day.

Find a workout buddy

A workout buddy can keep you motivated and on track. You can hold each other accountable and share fitness goals. It might be someone from your office or a friend you can meet up with before or after work.

Workout at home

It can be a challenge to get to a gym before or after work, so don’t discount working out at home. There are plenty of apps and e-books that will give you inspiration for your workouts, with little to no expense. You can multitask by watching your favourite TV show while you work out or do it in between chores.

Plan ahead

Treat exercising like a business meeting. Plan your workout ahead of time so it seems like another part of your busy day. Also, if 30 minutes is too much to tackle at once, break your workout into three ten-minute segments instead.

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