5 Easy Ways to Stay Fit and Lose Weight
From impromptu living room dance parties to slipping in a few exercises during commercial breaks, it’s easier than you imagine to slim down and stay fit. Instead of seeing it as an impossible challenge, look for small steps to fitness – you may even be doing a lot of them already!
Bring Your Workout to the Couch
It’s hard to motivate yourself to work out at the end of a long day when all you want to do is relax on the couch and turn on the TV. But why not do both? Bring a yoga mat, resistance band or weights into the living room and make commercial breaks into mini-workouts. You’ll be amazed at how many reps you can do over the course of just a one hour TV show!
Sip As You Go
When you’re craving a snack, more often than not you’re more thirsty than hungry. Beat the urge to head to the vending machine by packing a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go. There are plenty of options for reusable water bottles in glass, aluminum and more, plus bright colors and funky designs. It’ll save you calories and keep you hydrated to beat bloat, get glowing skin and stay alert.
Pump Up the Music
When you’re cooking, doing housework or just have a minute to yourself, turn on your favorite song and dance along! You’ll get in an intense cardio session that’s actually enjoyable, plus blasting your favorite tune will help you shake out the stress of the day and get energized.
Grab a Gym Buddy
Finding a friend or a partner to work out with will help you look forward to workouts more and stay on your fitness schedule. Plus, they’ll motivate you to push ever harder! Compare weight loss goals and brainstorm fun ways to stay active, and turn your dreaded workout into a social time you’ll actually look forward to.
Switch It Up
If you’re doing the same exercises every day, you’ll get bored and so will your body. Beat a weight loss plateau by adding variety to your workout routine. Maybe go take a brisk walk to your yoga class one day and then pick up kickboxing the next. More variety means a better full body workout, plus switching it up challenges your muscles, boosts your metabolism and helps you lose weight faster.
If you’re turning lack of time or dedication into an excuse, skip it and try one of these easy ways to pump up your fitness routine. Whether you’re working on weight loss or just want to stay active without a the cost and time of a gym membership, all it takes is a few simple at-home tricks and you’ll be getting fit in no time.