When the weather’s bad, the gym is closed, or the world is shut down for a pandemic, it’s nice to feel in control of your own health with an at-home workout. Obviously, purchasing the right equipment will simplify your task if you know what you like and have the space.
Weights and a bench are great. Ellipticals, rowing machines, and stationary bicycles help you get in your cardio…
Aren’t we lucky when summer comes around? The opportunities to get fit increase exponentially to the length of a sunny day.
Rather than staying indoors, where the temptations of food and good books entice us, we can head out into a world bursting with ways to be active. Workouts like walking dogs, riding bikes, and swimming are easier in the summer. It’s also a great…
One of the best tricks for fitness is to incorporate activity into your life. If staying fit is a regular part of your hobbies, it’s easier to maintain.
Hiking motivates people to remain healthy for many reasons. It can be a social activity, where you invite friends, family, or the family dog along. Setting up a regular schedule with others can be just enough of a push to keep active. On the other hand, a solitary hike is also rewarding. In fact, peace of mind can be found while escaping to see the wonders of nature or to explore the nooks of your city. Hiking usually doesn’t require much planning or money.
Unlike a gym membership, hikes are there for everyone without any subscription except the occasional park entry fee. For those just beginning, it can be helpful to reach out to…
Fitness comes in many forms. Like the person who fixes up their house just to sell it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make changes sooner:
Sleep when you’re tired. Keep a regular sleep schedule, typically 7-9 hours for an adult. If you get tired during the day, take a 15-20 minute nap. You will feel refreshed without causing insomnia at night.
Set boundaries. Sometimes you don’t want to go out or work overtime. Your relationships will be healthier if you simply say ‘no.’ You can be sympathetic, empathetic, and nice while respecting your own needs.
Exercise regularly. Move your body. If you don’t, you eventually may not be able to.
Quit bad habits. You probably know what they are. Indulge in too much alcohol? Smoke? Take a look at the thing you’re afraid to give up.
Be less self-conscious. Stop worrying whether your mosquito bites show when you wear shorts or who hears you sing…
Not literally, but I’m counting my miles walked until I reach the same distance as Disneyland.
I don’t know about you, but I rebel when people tell me how to exercise. I don’t want to join a gym or do an app. And yet, I’ve always wanted to do a program where you walk for a goal. When employers initiated them, they felt like forced exercise, and I rebelled like a toddler being told not to tantrum. Then, I saw Facebook ads about walking X miles to get a medal, but that involved signing up, paying a fee, and really seemed like too much work.