Whether you despise the idea of getting in some exercise throughout the week, or simply just don’t have the time, we can all agree that starting something new is often the most difficult. Take part in activities that don’t feel forced, and better yet, join a team or bring a friend along with you to ease the pain.
Most people are motivated first thing in the morning, so if you can identify with this, it is best to start getting active as soon as you wake up. Simple ways to start the day include a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood, walking the dog, and heading down to the local park.
Free some time at home and do a few jumping jacks, squats, and pushups. Not only will this help your flexibility, but can be done almost anywhere there is enough space. Other exercises could include doing lunges while brushing your teeth, squatting while watching television or even planking. Sometimes it is good to have a distraction on while you work out, it helps time fly.
Leave the car at home and opt for a leisurely walk, or even take public transport instead. We’re not suggesting you run for the bus, but this will give your body some much needed exercise (and save some money on petrol!).
Generally, if your diet is consistent, then your weight will be too. Limit the amount of times you indulge in chocolate, sweets and alcohol which could be compromising that fit body. Cheat days are a good idea if you want to pig out once a week, but don’t let this behaviour drag on for days.
Exercise in bed
Seriously! Sanford Bennett created a bunch of exercises which are designed to be in bed, with the covers on. One particular exercise which aims to work out the triceps, back and upper arm muscles requires you to lie on your side, grasp your right arm and pull back.
Take the stairs
Where possible, ditch the escalator, elevator and anything in between for the stairs. This simple change will build up slowly, and leave your legs looking and feeling better each day.
Is there any wonder why you feel exhausted after tidying up the house? Vacuuming, cleaning, mopping and washing all are great exercises which work out the entire body. They may not seem like hard work, but at least an hour a day will prove good for your body.
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