Joining a gym seems an easy way and a fun way to get fit. But that’s not the only way to get fit. For those who hate going to gym and the stereotype of gym routines, there are many other ways of getting fit. Afterall getting some exercise is important. You don’t even need to get any type of expensive equipment. To get an effective workout, working out in the comfort of your home and bringing some changes in your routine will suffice. Here are few tips that can help you get fit and stay fit without going to gym:
- WALK WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Walking is the best exercise among all exercises. And the most underrated one too. Walk or bike wherever possible and it would slowly become a habit. If your grocery shop is nearby, don’t take a car there. Walk or just take a cycle. Basically, make walking and cycling a part of your routine. And if that can’t be done, then plan morning or evening walks.
- AVOID THE ELEVATORS
Make a habit to avoid elevators and take stairs. If it is not possible to take stairs and climb those 20 floors, climb 5 floors and then take an elevator. Also, don’t take the elevator to climb down. This will make the great toning exercise.
- CONVERT YOUR CHORES INTO EXERCISES
This is an easy workout and would integrate your house chores into burning those calories. Focus on some activities like vacuuming or scrubbing and get into the mood, put on some music and get to work.
- WATCH YOUR INTAKE
Avoid those extra foods, which you crave for when you are not really hungry. They will just convert into fat. This is extremely important. If you really need to have that cake, just have a piece.
- OFFER YOUR SERVICES
Volunteering for some NGO work or taking up a project to serve a community would add some extra activity plus would make you move around. This extra out of the routine activity would surely count as a workout.
- START DOING YOGA
Yoga is very effective. Just 30-45 minutes of everyday Yoga would gradually make a difference in your body. There are many benefits of Yoga like improving flexibility, your immunity, avoiding indigestion and many more. It is now being adapted all over the world. If it is not possible to join a Yoga class, get a tutorial CD and get started.
All you need for dancing is some peppy music and the right mood to get started. Just take out few minutes and dance to the beats of your playlist. You don’t need to be perfect. It will prove to be whole body workout. However, if you really enjoy dancing, just join a dance class. With so many forms of dances out there, pick one you love and join a class. Gradually, you will feel a difference in your body.
- TAKE UP SPORTS
Pick up any sport you like and make a habit of indulging in that. You can go for it twice a week or only on weekends. Sports make a great workout. Some sports like squash, football, and basketball provide full body workout. You may not have fun initially but gradually it will be a part of your routine.