Author: Frosina Angjelkoska
Start Exercising Today With These 5 Easy Methods
Are you looking for easy ways to start exercising, but you just don’t know where to start?
Is “I don’t have time/energy/equipment” your no-exercise mantra?
I feel you. I’ve been there.
The market is overflowing with a huge variety of fitness, exercise and weight loss tips and programs. It can easily get overwhelming for the complete beginner, so we tend to postpone our workouts for “someday” or “when I’ve lost just a little more weight so I look good in the gym”. The list is endless.
The truth is – there are so many ways to start exercising and most of them are super-easy and don’t require special equipment or even a lot of time.
So, gear up with willpower and bring your strength to the mat because you’re about to witness 5 easy ways to start incorporating physical activity today.
1. Take Action
Being fit and healthy doesn’t always mean you have to spend two hours in the gym. If you’re busy, try the simplest, yet often underestimated 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. Even better – try 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 may be your friend. It is an energetic type of yoga with active and work-out like sequences that are 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 a 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 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 or swimming can be 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. As an extra step, sign up for aerobics classes in your area.
Your turn – what is your favorite way to start exercising and implement workouts in your day? Let me know in the comments below!