Feeling unfit and sluggish? I hear you! Sometimes, it can be hard to fit regular exercise into your day-to-day life, and yet you have to! If you’re looking for a way to sneak in some more fitness, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Rethink your commute
Taking the bus or driving to work might be the quickest route, but is it best for your body? The short answer is no. Think of your morning commute as a chance to sneak a little more fitness into your life. Grab your bike or just put on your jogging shoes.
Bonus: Getting your sweat on before you tuck into your breakfast could also help you shed some pounds. According to a study from Northumbria University, you could burn up to 20% more fat by exercising on an empty stomach. Nice.
2. Do a little housework
Have you been putting off your chores? It could be time to change your ways. Doing just a little housework gets you moving, which could be a big improvement. Many people make the mistake of coming home, hitting the couch, and chilling out for the entire evening. It may feel right, but it’s bad for your health.
When you get home, set aside some time to do a little housework. Things like vacuuming, mowing the lawn, and tidying up are all active chores. You may not realize it, but when you do them, you are burning calories and getting healthier. Plus, as an added bonus, you get a nice, sparkling, clean home too.
3. Keep your gym kit in the car
Fancy a last-minute gym session? The truth of the matter is that you never know when you’ll get some free time. Perhaps a friend will cancel a dinner date. Maybe you will get off work early. When these things happen, you need to take advantage of them. Don’t even think about it. Head straight to the gym.
Having a spare gym kit in your car means that you are ready to work out whenever you want. You don’t have to worry about heading home and trying to get all your stuff together. Instead, you can just jump in your car, go to the gym, and get working. Simple.
4. Stand up while you work
Sitting at a desk for hours on end? That could be causing you some rather major problems. Research has shown that leading a sedentary lifestyle can lead to cardiovascular problems, diabetes, cancer, and premature death. It’s dangerous. Seriously dangerous.
Using a free-standing desk as you work. Of course, that’s not always possible. Another alternative is to take regular breaks from your desk and walk around the room. Every hour or so, make sure you get moving. It’s a small thing but it could make a huge difference.
5. Get a personal trainer
Struggling to meet your fitness goals? Scheduling, planning an effective workout, and sticking to it can be hard. It takes work and dedication as well as a deep understanding of fitness and how to get it right. If you’re not sure where to start, there’s an easy option that you might want to try for yourself.
Investing in a personal trainer means that you will have an expert on hand when you need them the most. They will help you plan a regime that suits you and what you hope to achieve as well as offering advice, support and help along the way. Give it a go!
If you’d like to know more about my services, give me a shout! I can help you take your fitness to the next level.