Finding the time to work out can be hard. But guess what? You can get a fit body in the comfort of your own home and keeping tabs on your daily habits.
Getting more sleep, drinking more water, and meditating are all beneficial ways to support your home exercise regimen. They lead both to a healthier body and a healthier mind.
I’m going to introduce you to 5 workout must-haves when making the transition to your homemade weight-loss haven. Learn how to achieve your beautiful and fit body.
Water. Water. WATER!!
I know you might hear it all the time, but it’s your life line! Hydration keeps all the toxins and unwanted materials from floating around in your stomach, throat, and intestines. It helps expel them regularly and boosts your metabolism the more you drink it.
And the best part about water is that it’s easily accessible. So, if you’re only drinking two glasses a day, bump it up to four and then six and then eight! And before you know it, you will likely have more energy and feel stronger!
Don’t Stay Up Past Your Bedtime!
We all love to stay up and watch a movie marathon or read that book that we can’t put down, but we have to wake up early most days. Neglecting your sleep hygiene is definitely not good for losing weight or even maintaining it! Not getting enough sleep stresses your muscles and your brain, as it gives it less time to consolidate memory, and shift through the materials in your body for proper metabolic function. The side effects of not having proper sleep can result in fatigue, crankiness, aching pains, and a slower metabolism!
Simply setting a bedtime that allows you 8 or more hours of beauty rest can increase your metabolic processing rate and rejuvenate your body overnight. There is nothing but pros on this one.
Stretch the Stress Away
A quick stretch can be a lot more useful and rejuvenating to the body than one might expect. Not only does stretching help prevent further injury during strenuous workouts or everyday activities, but it also awakens the body. It is the alarm to the nervous system that it needs to keep up the good work throughout the day, and generally restarts your system at maximum speed.
After a good stretch of the main muscles—in the torso, neck, abdomen, hamstrings, and biceps—you can feel your body charge up in energy as a quick spurt of endorphins flood through your blood stream.
So no matter if it’s just touching your toes or an entire stretch workout, you should get your stretch on multiple times a day.
Mindful movement such as tai chi or another form of Qigong is a wonderful practice for stretching the body and clearing the mind.
Don’t Drink Away Your Calories
Beverages can truly undermine your weight-loss plans without you even realizing it. One can of a carbonated soda beverage can be up to 200 calories on average—that’s at least 10% of the calories you should be eating a day! So round that to two meals of soda and a grape juice breakfast and 25% of your daily caloric intake is gone! And to add insult to injury, most soda beverages incite cravings for other sweets and salty snacks because they have more than your daily intake of sugar.
Try and substitute with water when you feel like a soda. Water is non-caloric, and easy to access! Flavor it up with fresh cut fruits or a squeeze of lemon to add taste.
Video Workouts at Home
Nowadays, everything can be accessed on the internet; and, many people, including personal trainers, fitness buffs, and yoga instructors, make a living teaching courses online. There are also a plethora of CDs you can buy. You can get some great free workouts without even entering the gym and you get a strenuous workout in the middle of your own home.
This also gives you flexibility. Want to lose weight dancing? Well, you can with a quick type on the YouTube search bar. You can even be more precise and specifically search for ballet workouts or salsa dancing workouts. You are in control of your workout destiny, so take the power into your hands! Hating the gym is now not a viable excuse!
Now that you’ve got these tips on your side, you can start a path to a healthier and slimming daily routine without even going to the gym. These tips will help you steadily maintain movement in your life. And at the same time, your mind will be expanding with positive endorphins and chemicals. So, start your healthier lifestyle, even without the gym, today! You’ll start feeling good as you get into the groove of your new routine, and your body will be thanking you for it.