I work a stupid amount of hours, and I say that with a lot of gratitude for the job I have. Still, when you work in college sports PR, 60-80 hour weeks are not out of the norm for nine months out of the year. Working nights and weekends, on top of a typical 9-5 schedule, can eat a lot of my free time and, with it, my motivation to work out.
The good news is this: you don’t need to work out for an hour a day every day to stay or get fit! According to the Mayo Clinic, we need 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week, or some combination of the the two. They suggest at least 30 minutes of activity per day, but there’s no reason it has to be 30 minutes at one time. On a particularly busy day, I might not be able to fit in the 30-60 minute workout I might want, but I can almost always find two 15-minute periods to get a quick sweat in before returning to my day. It adds up!