You probably think you’d exercise more if you could find the time. For years, even experts believed that busy schedules were a major obstacle.
However, a recent study discovered that the average adult has at least 5 hours of free time each day that they could be spending exercising instead of perusing their phone.
Maybe you think you're an exception because you have small children or work long hours. However, the study by the Centers for Disease Control and Rand Corporation included such lifestyles. Maybe you suspect that the researchers forgot how much time you need for tasks like cooking and grooming, but they covered that too.
Managing your time more effectively could help you shape up. Try these suggestions for cutting down on screen time and exercising more.
You can set reasonable limits on technology and still have plenty of time to make phone calls and watch Netflix. Current guidelines recommend 150 minutes of exercise each week for adults, which works out to about a half hour 5 days a week.
Why are you posting photos on Instagram instead of going to the gym? The solution probably has more to do with motivation than with your schedule.
You do have enough time to exercise. Being more mindful about the hours you spend online can help you turn fitness into a lifelong habit that will make you happier and healthier.