How To Get Fit At Home
So right now the gyms aren’t open. So how do we get around this and still stay in shape? Well, you can. You just need a bit of imagination, and a willingness to push your body in different ways. Keeping fit can seem like a bit of a mission, especially during lockdown, so here are a few tips to help you get the most from your exercise while the gyms are closed.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media can be both good and bad. It can be great for finding ideas and inspiring people, but it can be equally bad at de motivating people and wasting hours scrolling through the pages. So my advice……Start putting social media to good use. Start following some online fitness coaches and bloggers who are in line with what you are trying to achieve. They will be posting video after video and post after post about exercising at home and how you can do this effectively. So chose wisely. Find someone to follow. And use them for ideas.
INVEST IN KEY EQUIPMENT
Home gym equipment is so popular right now, and rightly so. It helps so much when doing home workouts and making the exercises more stimulating for the mind and body. Simple equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands and medicine balls are pretty cost effective and also fairly accessible to buy online. Have a look around and get yourself some of these basic essentials to add a new dimension to your home workouts.
CLEAN THE HOUSE
Sounds simple, but doing household chores can actually burn more calories then you think. Hoovering, dusting, mowing the lawn, they can all add up to some serious calorie burn. So get to work on cleaning the house. You burn calories, and the house will be spotless. Its a winning combination.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Some may see working out at home quite restrictive, but they really shouldn’t. things such as the stairs can come in handy when burning those calories. Running up and down the stairs is a fantastic cardio exercise (done safely of course). Tables and chairs can double up as a dip station or a seated squat bench. Even the floor can be utilised for ab and core work, as well as basic movements such as burpees, squats and push ups. So utilise your home. Make your home work for you. You’ll be surprised what you can achieve.
So, there you go. Working out at home can be done. And it can be done well. You just need to dig deep and find that inner motivation and imagination to make it work for you. You never know, you may come out of lockdown in better shape than when you went in.