How to Get Fit at Home

When you’re stuck at home, traveling with work, on vacation, or quarantining, it isn’t always easy to stick to an exercise routine or maintain your fitness goals. There are a lot of people who can't get to a gym on a regular basis.


How to Get Fit at Home
How to Get Fit at Home

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stay fit at home by working little exercises into your everyday life. If you maintain a healthy diet and stay active, you'll find you have more energy and an improved quality of life. These tips can help you stay active and healthy whatever your circumstances.


1. When you're not getting ready to go out anywhere, put on clothes that are suitable for exercising. They'll keep exercise at the forefront of your mind and may encourage you to work a little harder.


2. Instead of putting a milk carton straight into the fridge, use it as a weight and do a few bicep curls, or lift it over your head a few times. Switch and do the same thing with the other arm to prevent muscle imbalances.


3. Whether you're working on your computer or watching television, get up and move around for 5 to 10 minutes for every hour you sit. Pace around the room, or do 10-20 jumping jacks.


4. Sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, even making the bed all burn calories. Play some energetic music and increase your intensity to really get your heart rate up.


5. If you spend time on the phone, you can use that time to get in a little exercise. Invest in a hands-free headset if you don't already have one, and pace around the room as you talk.


6. Dancing can be an intense cardiovascular workout that gets your heart rate up and your blood pumping. Use slower songs to warm up, then switch to some faster-paced dance music.


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