Guest article provided by Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness
We all know how important exercise is, but the fast-paced lifestyle most of us struggle with can make it difficult to find the time. But fitness doesn’t have to mean spending an hour and a half in the gym. The key to fitting in fitness is to start small, incorporating just a few different exercises into your daily routine. As you build stamina, you can set bigger goals along the way.
Follow these seven tips to get started with a fitness routine that fits your lifestyle:
- Stretch: First thing in the morning, take a few minutes to stretch to relieve muscles that have been dormant for several hours.
- Multitask: While watching the morning news, do a few crunches or a set of pushups with your knees on the floor.
- Use Your Resources: A sturdy chair makes a great fitness partner. Try doing a few triceps dips on a chair in the kitchen.
- Work it in at Work: Set aside a few minutes every hour at work to get out of your chair and walk or climb stairs.
- Brown Bag It: Take a look at what you’re eating for lunch. "Brown bagging" your lunch instead of take-out will help you to control your caloric intake and save you a few bucks.
- Partner with your Pooch: If you have a dog, take your best friend for a walk after a busy workday. Your dog will thank you and it will set the tone for the rest of the evening.
- Double Up at Dinner: While you are cooking your dinner, take a few moments to do some squats or deep knee bends when you’re waiting for the water to boil. Take that can of diced tomatoes and do a few curls or triceps extensions. Do some toe touches while dinner is in the oven.
When you add convenient, simple exercises throughout your day, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger and more comfortable with higher reps and longer walks. Only when you become comfortable with your routines and yourself should you consider joining a fitness club like Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness in Somers Point. When you are ready, visit their web site at www.greatebayracquetandfitness.com or give Tim Stover a call at 609.926.9550.
Working out and talking with others in similar situations can be instrumental in achieving your health goals. The key is to just get started!