In today’s life, it is difficult to maintain a balanced day-to-day routine. Office, household work, exercise, me time, it can be overwhelming at times to get up, stay motivated and move a bit more throughout your day.
Hence, here’s suggesting a few things that you may try to keep you moving, have decent mental health and make your body more flexible.
Researchers around the world have suggested over time that walking around 5,000 to 7,000 steps a day can lower your death risk by 50 percent to 70 percent. The American Heart Association recommends that 150 minutes of exercise every week can help you stay fit and in better shape.
In case you are bored of walking, you may switch to other exercises, physical activities, or sports to deal with everyday stress. In fact, simple habits like parking a bit far to make sure you walk through your grocery store or home to add more steps. You may even take the stairs and avoid elevators at times to add to your daily regime of fitness.
Practice lunge exercises
Walking lunges is a type of exercise wherein instead of standing back upright after you perform a lunge on one leg, you are required to walk forward by lunging out with the other leg. The movement continues in sets and repetition helping you strengthen your leg muscles, hips, glutes, and core. To increase the exercise level, you may add weights and do the walking lunge with a torso twist. No matter what you do make sure to do it under trained professionals and expert supervision. Remember to have healthy diet plans to support your exercise regime, the body needs a certain amount of nutrients to function properly throughout the day.
Cycle, Swim or join a sport
Remember when we were young, we use to play outdoor games to keep us moving naturally. These are some of the most effective ways to stay fit in your everyday life. Whether you choose to swim, play badminton, cycle, or simply jog with your partner, it not only reduces stress and keeps your form intact but also, keeps your heart healthy. Swimming is another great exercise especially in summers to tone down the entire body muscle.
Foster a pet
When you have a pet at home, you take them for regular walks and it becomes a part of your routine naturally to walk a few extra steps and move ahead in everyday chores. Being a pet parent keeps you busy, happy, and healthy in ways that you can actually imagine. Make them eat healthily and follow a healthy meal plan yourself to take out time for your family and near ones.
You may even take your family to a cat or dog shelter or may want to volunteer for a few pets walks over the weekend. It’s fun!
Dance like no one is watching and dance whenever you have time. It is one of the most inexpensive, free exercises one may suggest to you that is so easy and doable in an everyday life. Dancing not only helps burn calories but, uplifts your mood, tones body muscles, and is great for your physical and mental health.
So, what keeps you waiting? Choose healthy meal plans and keep moving to stay in your best shape at any age. Stay healthy, stay happy!