5 hacks to squeeze in fitness throughout your day

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

In the fall, it can feel like you’re always running behind. The days are shorter, but somehow busier. How can you find time for a workout? On those days when you can’t make it to the gym or can’t even make it for a walk outside, try these hacks to bring a little fitness into your everyday routine.

1. When your feet hit the mat…

Instead of your feet hitting the floor when you get out of bed, have your feet hit your yoga mat! Roll out your yoga mat next to your bed before going to sleep so that when you wake up, your feet touch the mat and you’re reminded to do a few stretches before you start your day.

2. Stand for your first meeting or call.

If you’re on the phone a lot, or stuck in meetings all day, commit to standing while you’re on your first call or meeting of the day. Work your quads, hamstrings and glutes by standing with your heels touching and your toes turned out. Squeeze your glutes together as if you’re holding a diamond between your butt cheeks! You can hold this position for the duration of your call, or begin pulsing once you feel fatigued. Squeeze, then release, and keep going for up to 10 minutes!