Over the years, I have been up and down with my weight. I don’t talk about it often, but if you are a regular reader you may remember this post where I touched on it briefly. With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, I thought it would be a good idea to do a post on health and fitness. Let’s face it, lots of people put on weight over the festive period. But, I also know that lots of people don’t have the time to exercise as they are so busy. So, I have come up with a solution – work out without leaving the house. I honestly believe that these tips are an effective means of losing weight and maintaining your fitness.
Start A Home Gym
Who says that you have to leave the house to go to a gym? Well, they are wrong because I say you can create a gym at home. All you need to start a home gym is the equipment and space. If you have both, you are golden. I have looked into it, and you don’t need licenses or special permission as long as you are not offering the services to other people. So, look online and invest in equipment such as a dip station and a treadmill. And, then, you can get in shape in the comfort of your home.
Do Basic Exercises
One myth that I come across more often than not is that you have to kill yourself to lose weight or stay fit. I can honestly tell you that idea is a fallacy because it depends on the intensity and the exercises. Okay, if you are training for a marathon I would recommend that you do lots of cardio to get your body used to the workload. But, if you are looking to tone up, you can do simple body exercise that isolate the muscles. For example, sit-ups, push-ups, and crunches will get the blood pumping and will help you maintain your health. And, you can do them anywhere in the house as they are that basic.
Over the years, I have learned never to underestimate the power of walking. In fact, if I am looking to lose weight, I find walking is the best form of exercise because it is aerobic and it isn’t too strenuous. Now, how can walking help you out around the house? Well, you can do a fair bit of walking at home without even realizing. All the steps add up and have an effect, so make sure you get your bum out of the armchair!
None of the above will have the desired effect if you don’t eat properly. Your diet is going to dictate whether you are healthy or whether you are putting your health at risk, so it is time to get analytical. Do you eat healthily, or can you do better? If you can better, try cutting out the unnecessary food groups and replacing them with healthier options. For example, cut down on chocolate and replace it with fruit or nuts.