Sun, Surf And Sand: Getting That Summer Body
Statistics have indicated that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. This is a cause for concern, given that exercise has been shown to reduce the chances of getting sick while increasing overall mental and physical well being. Aside from that, we can’t deny the advantage it adds to our physique, giving us those coveted Michelle Obama arms or the type of body to rock one of those gorgeous dresses we see on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards. As summer creeps closer, getting that to-die-for beach body is non-negotiable, and there are a few easy ways to do it.
No Gym Membership? Work Out At Home
The majority of people will tell you that they want to work out, but their hectic lives just don’t allow it. Ultimately, there are so many reasons people give for not working out, such as not having enough time, or not having enough money to go to the gym. While these may be valid reasons, there is an easy solution: working out at home. This would address half the excuses given for not working out. It will allow you to set your own time and work around your schedule, and it’s flexible enough that you can adapt it to suit your commitments. Home Fitness Journey explains that it’s also relatively cheap, as all you’ll need is some basic equipment to start you off, such as a jumping rope, exercise bands, foam roller and a treadmill with accessories like a treadmill mat to protect your hardwood, carpet or concrete floor. Once you’ve made the commitment to work out at home, you are already halfway to that swimsuit body.
Have You Tried Yoga Yet?
Without a doubt, yoga is one of the easiest full-body exercises to do at home as it requires the least accessories. With a mat, some comfortable clothes and a yoga tutorial, you are basically set to go. If you have some basic knowledge in yoga, simply pick out four or five poses you enjoy so you can be motivated to get on your mat. However, if you are a beginner, YouTube offers hundreds of tutorial videos to start you off. The key to getting results is to stay consistent. Set aside some time every day to go through some movements, even if it’s just 15 minutes, but make sure you do something daily. If you can keep this up, you will soon realize how much better you feel during your day.
Get A Nutrition App
It seems there’s an app for everything these days, and when it comes to nutrition, technology has not left it behind. Nutrition apps have been cited as one of the biggest fitness trends of 2019. This is only fitting given the old adage ‘we are what we eat’. A nutrition app is a perfect complement to a home-workout, as it keeps track of the nutrients you should take, and helps you avoid unnecessary junk food that goes straight to your waist.
Fitness trends are booming this year, and home workouts are one of the most popular. With just a little motivation, you can get that summer body right from the comfort of your own home.