Fitness Hacks For When You Can’t Get To The Gym
We know how hard it can be to get out of bed in the morning, sometimes before the sun is even up, just to squeeze in that workout. For those of you who have gyms in your buildings and personal trainers coming home, we envy you! However, that is no excuse not to get in your daily workout. Whether you’re working hours are insane, you travel a lot or you just love your sofa more than your yoga mat; we’ve got some great fitness hacks for you to get moving.
Take The Stairs
Whether at the office, the mall or even in your own building; choosing the stairs over the lift adds up to 500 steps to your day! By improving your cardiovascular health in small ways, you will see improvements in your stamina. Next time you’re visiting someone who lives on the 5th floor, jog up the stairs rather than using the lift!
Do Something Every Day
The key to working out is actually getting started. Give yourself the target of doing just 20 minutes of activity every day, this could include walking your dog, running on the treadmill, practicing yoga or playing a sport. If possible, you could even try biking to work! Simply 20 minutes of cardio can really make all the difference.
Play A Sport
The best way to get active is to play a team sport. Not only does this build a sense of community and discipline, you often sweat it out for at least a couple of hours each week. Finding a sport that works for you will ensure you don’t skip sessions. Options include swimming, tennis, football, basketball, badminton or netball. Find a group near where you live and get involved!
If you don’t have access to a gym or workout class, don’t worry there are still so many ways for you to get fit! All you need is a workout mat, a few dumb bells and WiFi. YouTube has tons of incredible workout videos from yoga and pilates to HIIT and kickboxing. They even have tutorials to ensure you get your form right so you can avoid injuring yourself.
The key to getting active is to find a little bit of motivation and figuring out what kind of activity works for you. Don’t feel overwhelmed by all the options, start small and slowly step it up every few weeks or so.