5 ways to reconcile private life, work and physical activity

A survey conducted on the occasion of Women's Day shows that women are less likely than men to be physically active, particularly between 35 and 44 years. Balance family, work and physical activity is not easy.

Is it any wonder that between 35 and 44 years, 47% of women do not practice any sport against 40% of men? Between children, spouse, work, shopping, cleaning, it's easy as finding time for yourself is not easy. Because things do not change much, or too fast.

"Combining family and professional life remains a highly assigned priority to women," says the survey Credoc conducted between December 2014 and January 2015 and made public today.

To succeed nevertheless to slip a few minutes in your day to sports, above all choose activities you enjoy. Other tips to introduce a little more movement into your daily life.

1. Begin by periods of 10 minutes, much easier to "cram" in your schedule. So to hold. Once the habit is taken, gradually increase the time to 15 or 20 minutes, or repeat the 10-minute session a second time in the day.

2. Select a time slot depending on whether you're more of a morning or evening, or, if you have the opportunity, between 12 am and 14 pm. Dérogez are not, at least initially. By creating a habit, your body get used to the activity and you facilitate your life. In this area, it is indeed easier to follow a routine.

3. At noon, during lunch, take a short walk with a colleague.

4. At home, move with your children. Dance, table tennis and handball, stroll scooter or bike ... the possibilities are numerous. You make more double blow, since you also spend time with them. Your children are teenagers? Another solution is to register, you and them at the same sports complex. This prevents time-consuming round trips and while they are ongoing Zumba or boxing, you can swim, do yoga or follow your own fitness classes.

5. Make at least one race a day walk: bakery, grocery, hairdresser, post office, shopping ... What matters is to increase its number of steps!

Annual Sport Health Barometer 2015 the French federation of physical education and gymnastics voluntary.

Executive Summary March 2015, Credoc, A society that aspires to greater equality between women and men, Lucy Brice, Emilia and Sandra Hoibian Daudey.

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