Author: Frosina Angjelkoska
Published on: March 11, 2017
Start Exercising Today With These 5 Easy Methods
Are you looking for easy ways to start exercising, but just don’t know how to begin?
Is “I don’t have the time/energy/equipment” your no-exercise mantra?
Yep, I’ve been there.
Nowadays, the market is overflowing with various fitness, exercise and weight loss programs promising miracles.
And if you’re a beginner, you can easily get overwhelmed when researching your options.
It’s no wonder we postpone our workouts for “someday” or “when I’ve lost just a little more weight so I look good in the gym”. The list of excuses is endless.
But don’t lose hope. There are so many different ways to start exercising today. Most of them are super-easy and don’t require any special equipment or even a lot of time.
So, gear up with willpower and bring your strength to the mat to discover 5 easy ways to start exercising today.
1. TAKE ACTION
Being fit and healthy doesn’t always require spending two hours in the gym. But if you want to start, you eventually have to take action.
If you have spare time, find a few full body exercise videos on YouTube. These are usually made by professional fitness trainers and treat crucial points in your entire body.
If you’re busy and can’t afford to squeeze in an hour long workout, try the simplest, yet often underrated physical activity – walking.
It’s an effortless way to get active without breaking a sweat, especially if you’ve been thinking about adding some movement to your daily routine. An even better alternative is brisk-walking for a touch of cardio.
2. TRY BODY WEIGHT STRENGTH TRAINING
The name may sound scary, but basically, you use your own body weight to exercise.
This type of workout will make you stronger, more flexible and more balanced. Try a combination of the good ol’ planks, push-ups, burpees, squats and lunges for 15-20 minutes a day.
3. TRY VINYASA (FLOW) YOGA
If you’re looking for a gentle way to start exercising, Vinyasa or Flow yoga is your friend.
It’s an energetic type of yoga with active and work-out like sequences guaranteed to get you physically and mentally ready for the day ahead.
Vinyasa is also considered a light cardio exercise because the poses “flow” into each other in constant movement.
4. DO HOUSEHOLD CHORES
The usual household chores can be easily turned into light cardio workouts if done vigorously.
You can burn calories while vacuuming, doing the dishes, gardening, cleaning the bathroom or washing the car.
Bonus points if you play your favorite songs and throw in some dance moves. Win-win!
5. INTRODUCE AEROBIC ACTIVITIES TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
Aerobic activities such as cycling, hiking, jogging or swimming are good for both the body and the mind.
If you have a special preference for an aerobic sport, make it a habit to do it 15-20 minutes a day, several times a week.
If you need discipline, sign up for aerobics classes in your area.
Your turn – what’s your favorite way to start exercising and implement workouts in your day?
We’d love to know in the comments below!