We all want to stay healthy and fit as much as possible, but the idea of exerting effort in lifting free weights or going out for runs like what many are doing lately may not be suitable for everyone, particularly those who have not really entertained the idea of exercising at all. The question now is how will you be able to stay fit when you’re just being lazy?
Well, you don’t have to lose hope just yet, because these tips may help you get fitter.
- Start setting time aside. A lot of people do not consider themselves as a morning person so the idea of working out first thing in the morning is not really going to happen. However, you can start by waking up earlier than usual then do your own thing such as eat breakfast, clean the house, and so on. Once your body gets used to waking up early, you can slowly start integrating some light workout until it becomes a habit.
- Bring home a pet. Another way for you to become healthier than before is to have a pet at home. Studies have shown that those who have pets, like dogs, become healthier because they need to attend to the needs of their furry friend. So even if you’re not feeling up to going on runs, walking your dog can still help you lose weight and build stamina too.
- Keep a workout calendar. Since you are just starting on your way to a fitter you, it is always a good idea to keep a workout calendar on hand. As the name suggests, you write down when you have exercised, what kind of workout that you do, how long it took you, and so on. Once the month is over, you will be able to see whether there is any progress in your fitness routine or not.
- Workout while the TV is on. You might think that exercising should be done in a gym only but this is not really true. As a matter of fact, even when you’re glued to your TV, you can still inject fitness to it. For example, when commercials start, you can do push ups, tricep dips, squats, and other exercises. Just imagine how many exercises you can squeeze in during your TV marathon that will help burn calories for sure.
- Turn off your gadgets at least an hour before bed time. We cannot deny the hold that our gadgets have on us but the problem is that these babies of ours are actually disrupting the quality of our sleep. If you are the type of person who often brings their gadgets in their bedroom or on their bed, chances are you’re spending time browsing the net or playing games before bedtime. Make it a habit of turning off all your gadgets an hour before going to bed so that your body as well as your mind will be in a relaxed state so you can slip into sleep easily.