Find Time to Get Fit

Fitting in a workout at the gym is difficult when you have a busy schedule, but these savvy at-home ideas will help you stay on track.

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Here are high-, low- and no-tech solutions to help you get and stay fit.

Squeezing in a workout used to mean I had to go out — as in leave my house and drive to the gym. I never blocked this time-intensive effort into my schedule, but I found savvy ways to work out that don't significantly impact my day. That means, no excuses! 

Clever Ways to Sneak in More Exercise

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Watch Your Favorites During Workouts

Commuting to Work

Set the Alarm Early

Getting Rid of Time Wasters

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Be Strict About Scheduling

Make Lunch Hour Power Hour

Try a Mini Workout

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Delegate Your Errands

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You can do these micro-workouts at home, at work or simply going about your routine. Add some of the newest devices and apps and you can get fit while feeling great. While it may take 10,000 steps to get heart-healthy and keep my energy level up, that doesn’t mean I have to run a marathon or take a hike to heed results. With an activity tracker, I can simply make slight changes to my routines — like parking further away from an entrance or swapping out a traditional chair with an exercise ball. I also like to use a fitness website that tracks my workouts and donates money in the name of my progress to the charity of my choice. Good karma for me and my thighs!

8 Fitness Gadgets to Try

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Tinké Fitness Tracker

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Withings Aura Sleep Monitor

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Fitbit Aria Scale

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Jaybird Bluetooth Earphones

LeapFrog Fitness Band for Kids

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Xbox Fitness Workout at Home

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Misfit Shine Fitness Tracker Watch

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WiFi-Connected Spin Bike

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For those times when I need a little help kicking some calories to the curb, I call in the troops — my family of coaches — to cheer me on. Looping my kids in on my fitness goals and enlisting their creative skills to motivate me allows me to stay focused. Learn how to make a motivational fitness poster at Made + Remade.

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