Don’t Forgo Fitness: Creative Ways to Exercise at Home
Weight can creep up when working from home for a long period of time. However, regular exercise can help you stay lean and healthy and avoid gaining weight. Here are my favorite tools and tricks to keep me on track with my fitness goals while at home:
Try Free, Online Workouts
Performing exercise in combination with balanced nutrition will improve your overall sense of wellbeing, improve your body composition, and positively impact your body confidence. Free workouts available online provide the flexibility to fit in fitness when it is most convenient.
Listen to New Music
There’s nothing quite like fun, new music to give you that boost to get off the couch, run that extra mile in the treadmill, or push through a heavy lifting session. Download new tunes, trade playlists with a friend, or reshuffle your existing library to keep your workouts interesting.
Try Mini Stretch Bands
Inexpensive mini stretch bands, which come in various resistance levels, can be your best buddy for warming up hips, glutes, shoulders and back, or use them for a fast and effective resistance routine.
Jumping rope is a good old-fashioned way to warm up and get your heart rate going. Warming up for 10 minutes can also help prevent injury. You can use an interval-style training method and use your jump rope for your entire routine.
Every little bit you do to stay focused on your fitness while working from home will help you afterward. Consider each good choice you make a gift to your future self.