Oh, modern life, when will you ease up and let us all hit the gym as often as we liked and maintain a social life? Alas, too many evenings are spent choosing between the two.
If you’re working all day, it’s just not always feasible to visit the gym and have enough time to cook a healthy meal and spend time with the family.
But don’t worry, because on those days when you can’t hit the gym, there’s always the back up: you can try getting fit at home.
Getting Fit At Home
Here are a few of the super simple activities you can do that’ll stop you having to decide between seeing the family and staying buff. Because getting fit at home is possible!
1. A Simple Substitute
For some people, visiting the gym is not always about trying to get big and buff. It’s about the other benefits of being active, such as improved mood, greater flexibility, and a boost of energy.
If that’s what you’re looking for, then don’t get up early to spend an hour in the gym – try stretching instead.
There are a whole host of benefits to stretching in the morning, including increased blood flow (and all the added brain power that brings) and giving yourself a much needed boost of energy.
2. The Equipment
You don’t have to have the space for an entire gym to have effective equipment in your home. No matter what the size of your house or apartment is, there will be equipment that is just as good as some of the stuff you’ll find in your expensive gym. And you won’t have to travel to use it, either.
Invest in the best mini stepper and you’ll have an easy to use machine that can be used when you’re watching television. Or you can add a pull up bar to your door spaces and give yourself a pretty intense workout.
Both of these take up next to no space in your home, yet are effective at keeping you healthy and toned.
3. Guided Along
If you’re worried that you might find it all too easy to just sit on the couch instead of working out, then there’s another tool you can incorporate into your home exercise regimes. And that is: technology!
There are some pretty intense equipment free guided sessions you can find on YouTube, or you can download one of the many apps that are available for smartphones.
Sometimes it just takes someone there to tell you push it for an extra few seconds, and with these by your side that’s just what you’ll have.
4. Going Further
There are ways to keep fit at the home, but it’s also possible to go further and actually substitute all that you would experience at the gym, more or less.
Learn how to plank properly and you’ll soon discover just how difficult it is – and how effective it is at getting you fit. There are traditional planks, side planks, and other variations; mix them up with the good old push up and within a few minutes you’ll have worked up a deep sweat!