The harsh reality about physical fitness is that no one enjoys doing it, probably because the first thing that comes to mind upon hearing the two words is going to the gym.
It’s expensive, laborious, and the habit of going to a considerably distant establishment to lift weights or run on a treadmill is just difficult to develop. But you want to be physically fit, with a leaner body to show off at the beach or stronger biceps and legs for you to do manly chores at home (oh, we’re also addressing women here), so what can you do?
There are myriad ways for you to incorporate physical fitness into your daily routine. If you have a desk job and your office is just three or four blocks away, then you can just take a walk to and from it.
Working regularly, eating healthy and having good health insurance will help you out in the long run.
Alternatively, you can ride a bike, and additionally, you can take the stairs up to your floor instead of the elevator…unless your cubicle is on the 29th floor, of course.
How about at home? The list is endless as to the things you can do to increase physical activity!
If you’re going out for errands, same thing as before: take a walk or ride the bike. For chores, do them more often but just as thoroughly.
Listen to some music while you’re at it, and you’ll find that it can be fun scrubbing the floors, changing the curtains and cleaning the blinds, and vacuuming all the dust from the darkest nooks and crannies.
If you still live with your parents or are a married man, this is guaranteed to earn you some well-deserved praises, and you burned some calories too.
List down your hobbies and interests, or take a look at your Facebook page if you’d already answered that section before. What are the things you think you can fit into your schedule which you will really enjoy doing yet allow you to exercise your muscles? Learning to street dance, perhaps? Martial arts? How about gardening classes? Then you can bring home what you’ve learned and tend your garden.
If you’re thinking of taking up baking or cooking classes, I wouldn’t recommend that unless you’re underweight.
So you see it isn’t that difficult incorporating physical fitness into your busy life. With these tips, you get to do what you need to (chores, going to work, etc.) and love to (hobbies and interests), not much of your time is taken, and you end up with a healthier body! It’s a win-win situation.