Let’s face it, between working in a gig economy where everyone has 18 side hustles, maintaining relationships with friends, family and a significant other, weathering the daily news, and keeping up with all of the stellar programming on Netflix, we hardly have a moment to exercise... or so we think. Lucky for us, more fitness-minded professionals have noticed this lifestyle trend of busy-busy-busy, and made it easy-easy-easy for us to squeeze in physical activity in ways that work right into our daily lifestyles, whether we lean towards routine or sporadic in our habits.
1. Let’s Start with FREE
Make time for a walk. Even 30 minutes of brisk walking every day can make a world of difference in your state of health. The Mayo Clinic (1) says that walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent or manage various conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, strengthen bones and muscles, while improving your mood as well as balance and coordination. This could mean walking your dog in the morning or taking the scenic route to work if you’re within walking distance. Another great, free way to exercise is to take advantage of that Netflix time. Who said you have to stay still to watch something? Do crunches, squats, push-ups or leg lifts during that sitcom and before you know it, you’ve put in a 20-minute workout! If you want to step up the physical activity a bit from there or are averse to traditional exercise, organize some fun activities with friends like frisbee, soccer or volleyball at a local school field on the weekend.
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Long gone are the days where you have to go to a gym to be part of a work out class. With fitness apps abounding, you’ve got options galore. A great one is the 8Fit (2) app. At only $5.99/month, this app specializes in quick easy workouts, that are usually no longer than 8-12 minutes but pack a punch with calorie burning up to the high 200-low 300 range. This would be great if you’re a new parent trying to squeeze in a little self-care wherever you can, with quick concentrated workouts for your core, arms, legs, and overall body. You don’t need much equipment either as most of the exercises are based in Calisthenics (3) with minimal weights needed. The app also provides yoga classes as well as meal planning based around any dietary restrictions you may have; be it vegan, gluten-free, paleo, stardust-only…
4. Re-Think Your Work Space Set Up
It seems more and more people are abandoning a cubicle for a more active, relaxed work environment - with great results. They might not be intense workouts, but replacing your traditional desk with a modular desk like this one from IKEA (4) will help keep your blood moving and seriously decrease any risk of blood clots from sitting for too long. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (5) shows that sitting for and extended period of time every day is linked to weight gain and obesity and can increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and even early death. A study done by the NCBI (6) shows that standing at your desk during the afternoon can burn an extra 170 calories a day-adding up to about 1000 calories burned a week! Additionally, swapping out your traditional office chair for a ball chair (7) or even adding a balance disk (8), can help build core strength and tone core muscles, improve posture, burn calories, and inspire you to stretch. There’s also some seriously chic options out there now with selections from Humanscale (9) and Houzz (10) so you don’t have to feel like you’re bringing the gym into your office or home.
You don’t have to have a lot of money or time to incorporate physical activity into your life. It’s about doing it when you can, where you can, and in a way that’s fun for you so you’ll want to do it more often. Complimenting your activity with a supplement like Slim Vitality-Advanced Weight Management can help improve your results and give you the energy to get out and kick a little butt in that game of kick-ball! Pure Vitality has a wide range of fantastic natural products to help in whatever area of health you’re looking to improve and can be seen HERE.
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