Many people tend to use the excuse that they can’t find time to work out during the week because of a busy work schedule. In addition, some say the need for family time makes it impossible to get away an hour here or there a couple of nights a week. We all get it. We all live busy lives and our most precious commodity many times are the waking hours during the day.
However, with obesity rates spiraling out of control for adults with nearly 40 percent of the population in the United States being clinically obese, we all need to find some time somewhere to exercise. Heart disease is the number one killer around the globe, and it is brought on most frequently from overeating and a lack of exercise. If you don’t start making time now to work out consistently, you are possibly robbing yourself of years from your life in the long run.
I started noticing that I was putting on a few extra pounds back in the day. But I did what others do. I ignored it at first. A few pounds are not much. Still, after I put on a few more pounds on top of this, I knew I had to get back into shape. My weekdays and nights were pretty jam-packed, but I was able to make time on the weekends to get my workouts completed. Before long, I was back on track!
Same Health Benefits While Only Working Out Two Days a Week
The weekend is usually when we have a little extra time on our hands. Fitness experts state that a person needs 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of high-intensity exercise during the week to achieve the health benefits all of us would like. If you are solely a weekend warrior that can exercise only on the weekends, you can get this workout time completed by splitting it up into half on Saturday and half on Sunday.
Do Two Full-Body Workouts
Full-body workouts enable the person to train all the major muscle groups in the body during one exercise session. Chest, legs, arms, core, and everything in between can be trained appropriately. By doing one of these workouts on Saturday and one on Sunday, you are still able to maximize each training session.
Can Get Others Involved
Most people’s schedules are flexible at least a bit during the weekend. Rather than tackle these workouts on your own, make it a social thing and include your friends and family. With a little bit of planning, everyone can figure out a time to take part in the workouts.
Make It a Whole Day Activity Session
Rather than spend time in a gym for your workout, go out and hike for the day. Perhaps you have been wanting to bike a great distance? Make it a complete weekend! Weekend workouts are the best because there is no set time limit involved that is hampering the type of exercise you can do.
Make the Time!
Whether you are working out on the weekends because your schedule is too busy during the week or you just enjoy weekend workouts more since there is less hustle and bustle, just be sure to get your exercise sessions completed either way! You don’t have to train daily to get results. Sometimes, all you need is a few hours on the weekend and that will be enough.