Many of us can agree that we need to sleep and exercise more… and eat less. While working full time, it can be very difficult though. If you’re like most people, you probably come home from the daily grind and then have to spend time with your family, do chores, grocery shopping, cook dinner, sort out laundry and then to remain sane; unwind with some time watching TV. However, this routine that is oh so common for many of us, can take a great toll on our health as you would barely get any physical activity throughout the day. Regular exercise is essential for good health, energy and overall well being. So, if you’re wondering what you can do to start becoming more active, we will now look at some possibilities.
One of the lowest impact exercises that you can do that is also quite enjoyable is swimming. If you don’t like running or jogging, then swimming is the perfect solution. You can easily get a great cardiovascular workout by swimming for just a half-hour every day. Even if you don’t know how to swim, there are many community centres which offer swimming classes so you could learn.
Another great option is yoga. You can either do this at home or join a local yoga class. Yoga is a good option if you want to work on your flexibility and it can greatly help you to become more limber as well as improve your focus and mental clarity. There are many different types of yoga such as Bikram, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Jivamukti and more. So, if you’re unsure about which one is best for you, you can try a couple and then decide.
Next, if you have rollerblades at home then this is another great, refreshing way to get more active. Rollerblading is not only fun but you’ll be burning a surprising amount of calories as well! This activity may seem effortless but you use the majority of your muscles to stabilise your body and you can actually burn between 200 – 300 calories in only 30 minutes of rollerblading.
There are so many guides out there on how to use rollerblades. You will not only burn off extra fat but also tone your muscles. Rollerblading will help to tone your glutes, calves, thighs, abs and more. Additionally, you will enjoy improved balance, improved heart health and even better mental health since it can help to alleviate mild forms of depression. Of course, if you do decide to go rollerblading, be sure to wear a helmet and protective gear.
In addition to the options above, you can also go to the gym of course or take part in a sport you enjoy such as soccer, basketball or badminton for example. Instead of going home straight from work, you can stop by the gym and get a quick 45 minute work out. If you’re not sure what to do then you can get a personal trainer who will guide you through the best exercises for your fitness goals.
To wrap things up, when it comes to being healthy, it is utterly important that you have an active lifestyle. Even though you may think you don’t have the energy after working all day, the truth is that exercise and regular activity actually increase your energy and you will not only feel healthier but experience greater vitality and life satisfaction.