With all the lockdowns and other restrictions going on, what are you supposed to do about being stuck at home all the time? That’s easy: use this time to get healthy and fit like you always said you would.
At-home fitness is a great option for working out in ways that also work with your busy schedule. Plus, it doesn’t have to cost you a single penny.
So, how do you get started? Find out below.
This guide has 5 excellent ideas for starting your home fitness routine. Read and try these tips to get fit at home.
1. Make a Schedule
All the fitness tips we can give you won’t do any good unless you stick with it. Come up with an exercise schedule that you can easily incorporate into your existing daily routine.
The best part is, this can be as extensive or minimal as you want it to be. Even 15 minutes of exercise per day will help you stay healthy, as long as you commit to it.
Keep this commitment by making a schedule and sticking to it. Setting alarms or other reminders will help, too.
2. Take a Walk
You don’t need gym equipment to walk, jog, or run. All you need is a pair of comfortable running shoes. Make it part of your daily exercise routine to take a couple of laps around your block.
Here’s another fitness activity that requires no equipment: stretching. Specific stretching routines, like yoga, are known to improve your circulation, your metabolism, and your mood.
Plus, stretching regularly helps you stay limber when you exercise, anyway. And stretching after you exercise makes the stretches more efficient.
4. Get a Folding Exercise Bike
Exercise bikes are a great, non-distracting way to get in some cardio while doing other activities. Set it up in the living room to exercise while binge-watching Netflix, for example.
And when you’re done, you easily fold it up and move it out of the way. The best folding exercise bike is one that folds up so small, you can store it just about anywhere. Keep it under the coffee table or slide it behind your TV stand so it’s nearby when you need it.
5. Get an Exercise Ball
Exercise balls allow you to perform tons of exercises that strengthen your core. Some of these can be performed while watching TV, too. Even sitting on the exercise ball instead of on your couch gives your core a subtle workout.
And, like folding exercise bikes, these also can be folded up for compact storage. Unlike exercise bikes, though, they will only cost you about $10.
Get Fit at Home With These Home Fitness Tips
Spending more time at home doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Use the tips above to turn “stuck at home” into the perfect home fitness routine.
Want to incorporate a healthy diet into your home fitness regimen? Find out how on our Food blog. Or check out our Health blog for more great ways to improve your health.