Going to the gym can be a daunting thought, not because of the workout, but because of the preparation it takes to make it there. If you're in LA, New York, or the Bay Area, you know that's going to be at least 40 minutes of driving (round trip). But staying fit doesn't always have to be an entire process. Schedule out your week where you allow time for a trip to the gym at least 2-3 days out of the week. On the other days, you can stay fit at home. Here are some ways to get in some movement, without having to go to the gym.
If you can add bike riding to your routine, do it! Studies have shown that biking helps with your cardiovascular health. Not only is cycling good for your immune system but also helps with your mental well-being.
If you can't ride a bike outdoors (or don't know how), then consider a stationary bike. Spin classes are great whether at a studio or at-home on a Peloton.
This may seem silly but jumping jacks or jumping rope are both awesome to schedule spordically thoughout the day. Perhaps start off by adding 4 sets of 15 jumping jacks every 2 hours.
Put on your favorite music from a playlist and dance like no one's watching. If freestyling isn't your thing, then follow along this routine.
Yoga is an awesome way to start your day. Typically people want to start their day slowly and ease into the day. By starting with yoga, you wake your body up and prepare for the day mentally and physically. Check these free videos from Yoga with Adriene.
Sitting at your desk is more harmful for your health then you may think. In fact, those who sit for 8 hours a day without physical activity pose detrimental health issues that are similar to people with obesity and smoking. Experts say that you should be standing at work for a minimum of 2 hours. Some people are investing into standing desks or treadmill desks.
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