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No time to workout?

If you truly want to make time to workout, I’m willing to bet that you can.

I fully understand that there are some people out there with really difficult schedules- single moms, nurses, students with jobs, etc. But you don’t need to carve out hours every single day if you want to work out- even 20-30 minute workouts can be very effective.

Before anyone gets on my case about the numbers here… they are not based on any real statistics, but they sound like reasonable enough estimates to me: watching 1.5 hours of TV every night, snoozing 30 minutes per day, and spending 1 hour on Instagram every day.

It all comes down to your values. If you value downtime / watching TV at night more than working out, then that’s a fine tradeoff for you. But if you are discouraged that you can’t find the time to workout- that might be a great place to start.

The point of this post is not to argue whether or not you’re actually busy. I’m sure you are. The point is to remind you that working out doesn’t need to consume your life. There is an assumption with working out that you need to be in the gym for an hour or more every day, and that is simply not the case.

20-30 minutes can make for a very effective workout. Odds are that you can find that time somewhere in your day!

I used to think that being in the gym for 2 hours was beneficial for me (I was wrong, by the way). Now on some days I’m in and out of the gym in just 30 minutes. Workout smarter, not longer!

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About Matt Rosenman

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, Matt Rosenman is the expert voice behind Matt’s philosophy is simple: no foods are off-limits, and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be complicated or restrictive. As a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavioral Sciences, Matt brings well-rounded expertise to his blog. From revamping classic recipes with a nutritious twist to debunking health myths, he guides his readers through the maze of fitness fads with science-backed advice. Featured in major publications and with a strong following on social media, Matt is committed to making “healthy” uncomplicated—proving there's no need for a cheat day when you’re enjoying delicious, better-for-you meals every day. Join Matt on his mission to simplify health without sacrificing flavor. Learn More