I am certain you will have heard the phrase, no pain, no gain? This phrase is unfortunately instantly linked to exercise. It is difficult for us to get ourselves motivated to go to the gym and abuse our bodies in order to improve our fitness and get stronger. We shouldn’t be working out to an extent where we are causing damage to our bodies, but pushing your body past your comfort levels should be your main focus in the gym, this is how we improve mentally and physically. But there is a method where you can get fitter and in shape without exhausting yourself on the treadmill.
The hardest part of maintaining our fitness levels and keeping our bodies in good shape is actually enjoying the exercise itself. Most of us struggle to keep our interest levels up when it comes to exercising, but when we do find the time to exercise, only a few of us will make the exercise worthwhile and put the effort in. Most of us have signed up to a local gym, but can you honestly say, hand on heart, that you used the gym as much as you could have done? Some people sign up and never use the gym membership at all.
The main reason most of us avoid the gym is because we are uncomfortable in the new surrounds as we feel self conscious around people we do not know. Very rarely are we in the mindset to meet new people in the gym, let alone hold a conversation with people we don’t know. In order to stick to a regular routine with regards to exercise we need to push ourselves to make the effort and remind ourselves why we are there in the first instance.
Many of us think about how much better we would look if we had a better physique. We are all aware the benefits of having a better physique, but very few are actually willing to put the time and effort in the gym to gain the body of our dreams. Luckily for you, there a many ways to achieve a better physique by slightly adjusting our daily habits to squeeze exercise into our normal routine, ultimately making you fitter and helping you lose weight without too much extra effort. Here are five ways to slightly adjust your daily habits to improve your overall health and fitness.
Parking Your Car – Park a little bit further away from the office or shop when parking in a car park to gain those vital extra steps on your pedometer. Everybody knows they should be doing this more often, but we are always in such a rush that we will instinctively find the closest parking space available and miss out on the additional benefits of those extra few steps. We should average 10,000 steps per day, do achieve this each day?
Spring Cleaning – Cleaning your house has more benefits than just exercise alone, it will also make you and your family more comfortable and reduce stress around the house. Reaching up higher and down low to clean tight corners will also give you mini workouts and tone your muscles. Putting the music on will help motivate you whilst carrying out the cleaning.
Most of us find it difficult to put aside the time to exercise regularly. Even if we manage to find the time, it doesn’t take much for us to make an excuse and skip a session in the gym, simply because we struggle to find it enjoyable. Exercise is a great way to help lose weight and get in shape, but there is another way without needing to exercise. Exercise will help you towards losing weight, but using the following methods, you can lose all of the weight you want to lose without any exercise at all.