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Work-life balance: Balancing work with fitness

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The idea of struggling to balance work, life, fitness, and eating healthily can be an uphill task with limited hours in the day. Like every working professional, I have countless responsibilities at work on weekdays, with family time a priority during the weekends. More often than not, it is nearly impossible to accomplish everything every day. Yet, contrary to common beliefs, you do not need to spend many hours in the gym on a daily basis to obtain results. By modifying the way you work out and manage your time, you can achieve more than what you thought you actually could.


Effective Workouts

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Cater your fitness regime to your schedule. Ditch the programs that require four, five or six days weekly at the gym. Alternatively, you can increase the intensity and effectiveness of your training by making a few changes: modify the number of reps you do for each set, decrease the rest period between sets, incorporate compound movements or increase the amount of weight you lift.

When time is limited, go for maximal intensity through interval training. One good example is the High Intensity Interval Trainings (HIIT) workouts which I am personally fond of as an avid indoor spinning enthusiast.


Create A Healthy Lifestyle

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Stick to a good nutrition plan and focus on getting enough sleep on a regular basis. Healthy living goes a long way and it helps to rejuvenate a weary body at the end of every hectic day. At the end of the day, everyone should be creative and prioritise exercise and a wellness routine to reduce stress levels and improve work-life balance, with balance being the operative word.

Give yourself time to find the most suitable exercise method and meal planning strategy which fit into your schedule. Remember that balancing work, life and wellness is about finding a plan that supports your lifestyle and should not leave you feeling guilty for skipping the gym that day.



This article was contributed by Rena Kwok. Rena is the founder of Aesleta Activewear, bold and stylish activewear for the confident woman. 

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