How To Get Fitter Every Day
How much time do you have? Enough time to get a little fitter every day and help your health and wellbeing levels rise? If you said yes, that’s great – you’re already on your way. If you said no, however, then you must be very busy, and that could actually be one of the reasons you’re not at one hundred percent peak fitness in the first place.
It’s also a common answer. We try to do so much, and we think we really have to do all these things (and we really do have to do some of them) that it leaves very little time left over to actually take care of ourselves and get fitter. The good news is there are ways to get a little fitter every day, even if you are busy. Read on to find out more.
It might sound strange to say that if you want to get fitter you need to watch TV, but there is a method to this madness – the key, as you might have guessed, is not just to watch TV but to multitask and do other things as well.
After you’ve worked out where to watch Yellowstone or you’ve spent ages thinking about the genre you’re interested in or you’ve scrolled through your streaming services and landed on something that looks pretty good, don’t just sit there and passively watch the show – exercise (or at least move about) at the same time. One great way to do this is to invest in a treadmill you can use while watching TV, but even if you don’t do that, you can jog on the spot, use weights, do situps or stretches, and so much more. The TV is a great way to distract yourself from the effort you’re putting in, and since you were going to watch the screen anyway, you might as well move while you do it.
No matter what your everyday life looks like, you’ll need to go from one place to another at some point – you’ll need to go from home to work, to school, to the store, and so on. Even if you work from home, you’ll still need to go places eventually (and if you don’t, then it’s something you need to start – just walking down the end of the street and back at lunchtime is a good idea).
How do you normally get to these places? If you use a car or public transport, could you actually walk instead? That’s not always going to be possible, but if you’re really honest about the distances involved and the safety of the route, could you walk more often? If you could, then you should, as walking is a great way to get fit, so pack some activewear in your bag and you’ll always be prepared.
Chores Can Make You Fitter
It might not be your favorite thing to do, but your house will have to be cleaned, and that’s another great way to get fitter while you’re doing something you would have done anyway. The key is to move faster than usual and try to get your heart rate up more.
Put on some music and move to the rhythm of whatever you’re listening to if you can’t seem to speed up by yourself, and see what a difference it makes. Not only will you get fitter, especially if you clean your home quite often, but you’ll get the chore done more quickly, leaving you some extra free time for other things!