Are you finding it more difficult to stay fit these days? No time off from work to go to the gym? The gym membership fees have become too expensive? And when you do get to the gym, is it too crowded for you to have a productive workout? These and the like are what many people face nowadays in terms of their workout routines. Whether it’s time, money, or even relationship with other people. it seems that some things are always compromised in one’s pursuit of a fitter and healthier version of him/herself. Staying fit is a necessity, not a privilege, so there should be an easier and more convenient way to do it.
Fortunately, there is, and it’s working out at home. You can save tons of money from a gym membership, save loads of time by doing this when you’re at home, and you can even use it as a bonding activity for the whole family. But what are the best ways to go about staying fit at home? Here are some that can be effective!
Compartmentalize Your Time Wisely
The first thing you should do is to compartmentalize your time wisely. Even when you’re at home and you’re in charge of your own time, working out is much easier when you have a proper schedule and program to adhere to. You’ll be less tired at the end of the day and possibly have more energy to work out again at night or the next day. And since you’re within the comforts of your own home, you can create your own fitness regime that’s tailor-made for you. Unlike in gyms, wherein personal trainers might force you to follow a certain program that can work for somebody else, but with you, it’s simply impossible! At least with your own schedule, you’ll also have more time using all sorts of fitness equipment in your homes, such as treadmills, barbells, and a vibration machine.
Get a Vibration Machine
Speaking of vibration machines, you should get one if you want to work out at home. This affordable yet easy-to-manage fitness equipment makes working out challenging, exciting, tingly, and a bit more relaxing. Instead of simply doing pushups on the floor, you can incorporate the vibrating plate to make things more interesting. When you’re doing yoga, posing on the machine lets you relax and become more flexible. And even when you’re lifting your barbell weights, doing so on the machine gives you better chances of coming out stronger than ever after each session. Such are the health benefits of owning and using a vibration machine. And since they’re not as big a treadmill, you can easily store them away after every workout!
Stand more instead of just Sitting
Did you know that standing in of itself is almost like working out? Compared to sitting and lying down, standing during long periods of time helps you keep fit and healthy. When you’re at home, you can simply stand instead of sit as part of your fitness regime. Whether you’re reading a newspaper, talking to someone on the phone, sewing up your torn clothes, eating a snack or watching TV, you can all these activities while standing up to ensure that you’ll be a fitter you by the end of the day. You can even stand on your vibration machine as you do all these things, which itself is a unique type of fitness regime known as whole-body vibration therapy.
Workout with Other People
Working out is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical activity. The reason why you possibly work out better in the gym than anywhere else is that you’re surrounded by other people who are exercising as well. At home, you might face more difficulty when other people in the house are relaxing. You’re likely to prefer lying down or sitting around like your family or friends instead of sticking to your fitness regime. To fix this, get your housemates to work out with you. Make your family or friends into a workout group that will encourage each other to keep on working out even when it’s becoming too tiring. Doing so will further push you, as well as your housemates, to staying fit at home!
Treat Your House like an Obstacle Course
With its various types of furniture, numerous rooms, different corners, and more, your house can be your own obstacle course to help you stay fit and healthy. Your bed can act as your trampoline where you can do jumping jacks on. Climb up the stairs as if it’s a cliff and you’re rock climbing. Do pull-ups on the laundry line as you wait for your clothes to dry up. Run around the house as if its a race track. Step onto your see this vibration machine and pretend you’re on a raft floating on the dangerous rapids. These and more not only helps you exercise your muscles but your imaginations as well. Just make sure that whatever you do, you stay careful and not break anything in and around the house!
Workout while You Watch TV
Perhaps one of the best things you do at home is watching TV. Apart from your computer at work, this is the only time when you can catch up on your favourite shows on a big enough screen. But as stressed earlier, instead of simply sitting or lying down while you watch, you can work out at the same time. You can even create a game out of it. For example, every time a certain character says something or appears on the screen, you squat (make sure you pick the main character so you’ll do this often). With each scene change, you jump. Or if you still want to relax while still promoting your fitness. stand on a vibrating plate during the entire show or movie!
Lunge from Place to Place
Walking is overrated. Instead of simply striding from place to place, do some lunges. Not only will this keep you fit and healthy, but you’ll also have a more defined bottom half by the end of each day. When you’re hungry and want to go to the kitchen, do some lunges from your bedroom and back. Have mail to pick up? Do some lunges going to and from the mailbox! Albeit a bit funny, you’ll see how easy it is to incorporate exercise within your everyday life at home!
The whole world can be your gym, especially your own home! These tricks and more can help you stay fit and healthy even when you’re just in your house!