One of the major reasons for procrastination with workouts is our mental model. We see workouts as time consuming and physically exhausting. Once we find ways to come out of this model, things become much easier. Here are 3 ways I found very effective, probably they will help you too.
I started with 7-Minute workouts about 2 months back. I average about 3-4 times a week and find it really effective.
- As the name says, it doesn’t take more than 7 or 8 minutes to finish this set of workouts
- The benefits are backed by research
- It consist of a series of exercises that train almost all parts of the body, performed in quick succession
- No equipments are needed except for a chair, which is heavy enough to hold your weight
Walking is a relatively easy physical activity for anyone who dread running. Once you are comfortable with walking at moderate speed, switch to brisk walking. This is a moderate cardiovascular activity with low impact. But you must do it more often than running to get similar benefits – something like 4-5 day a week.
An additional benefit is to use this time to listen to podcasts and opening up your thought process!!
Upa Yoga is a simple but powerful system that focuses on joints, muscles and the energy system. It helps lubricate your joints and improves alertness for the rest of the day. It works to improve the energy flowing through the 72,000 nadis across the body.
Yoga tools for transformation offered by Sadhguru (Isha Yoga) is based on Upa Yoga. Each practice is only about 5 minutes in duration. It doesn’t take a lot of time out of your otherwise busy day, but the benefits are tremendous.
There is also an Android App to help you with the practice.
As you can see, these practices don’t take a lot of time. They are not physically exhaustive and can easily bring the workout habit into your busy life. So don’t let the magnanimity of workouts to procrastinate your journey towards a healthy life. Why not start today?