I wanted to go into some more depth about home workouts and how to structure them. If you're used to using equipment and all of a sudden don't have access to that equipment, it could be quite the adjustment.
However if you follow a simple guideline of how to structure your workouts, you'll still be able to keep going without missing a beat. These guidelines are the same as you would structure a workout that you'd do in the gym.
1) Warm-up (3-5 minutes)
2) Workout (10-30 minutes)
3) Cool-down (3-5 minutes)
And if you are confined to your home, make sure to take frequent movement breaks throughout the day. Walk around the house and get away from any screens for a few minutes. Step outside and take a breath of fresh air. These simple steps will help with your physical health and mental health.
Those short breaks throughout the day, those quick resets, will do wonders for your energy level throughout the day.
Try it out and let me know how it works!
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To combat some of that cabin fever we may have going on right now I've put together a little document here of 5 stretches you can do in the morning to get your day started on the right path.
You can hold each of these stretches anywhere from 10 seconds to 1 minute depending on your fitness level and comfortability.
You can do them each morning so you can stay in the game and keep your body sharp!
If you're stuck at home and you're used to going to the gym to workout, it can be a difficult adjustment to start working out inside.
Good things about our bodies though is that they adapt pretty fast. We can get those workouts right from home. Even if it's just something quick. Try to do a high intensity workout.
Here's a little sample:
Pushups (8-12 reps)
Plank (20 secs- 1 minute)
Crunches (8-12 reps)
Bodyweight Squats (8-12 reps).
Depending on your experience level, you can go for the lower rep or time range. Aim for the higher route if you're ready to get after it.
This will be a little something to get you going and get you to do some kind of exercise at home.
No excuses, just greatness!
Do you find yourself wanting to go to the gym but just don't have the time? Or you plan to when you start your day?
Then appointments get in the way, then there's work, and family, you know, life. You look at the time and the day has gotten away from you.
Well, I guess there goes the gym.
But it doesn't have to be. Even if you can't make it to the gym. You can still workout at home. You just have to take whatever time you can and get to it. Have only 25 minutes? 15 minutes? 10 minutes? If that's all the time you have, then use it. Something is better than nothing. Do that workout while you're watching your favorite show or watching the game.
We are busy. There are a lot of things going on. But our health and fitness is a priority. And if it's not, we need to make it a priority. If we don't take care of ourselves, we can't take care of others or attend to the things we need to.
So no matter how much, or how little time we have, let's make the best of it and ensure that we take just a little portion out of our day to workout.
Ever heard the saying that if it was easy, everyone would be doing it?
Well when it comes to workout and taking care of health... I guess if it was easy, then everybody would be doing it. Health isn't something that we wake up out of bed in the morning, and without even trying is all of a sudden just perfect. We have to put some work into it.
There is so much information we can find online and from books on health and wellness. We find the newest diet trend, the latest exercise craze. All that information can be a good thing, but it can also be an overload.
But do we make taking care of ourselves harder than it needs to be? We know the basics. Move, and don't sit on the couch all day. Don't eat junk food all the time.
And yes, there is more to working out. Much more. But if you struggle with starting a workout routine or sticking with one, let's just start with the basics.
Let's just start by moving. If you have the option of taking the elevator or the stairs. Take the stairs.
If you have the option for that piece of cake or a salad, make sure 8 times out of 10, you select the salad. And if you slip up, don't beat yourself up over it. It's alright. Just start fresh the next day. Keep it simple and start with the basics. That'll ensure that you can at least ease into your workout journey.
Just take it one step at a time, one day at a time. The results will follow.
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