Not everyone has the time to workout everyday. While we’d like to exercise daily, sometimes life gets in the way of our daily routines and fitness. Use these easy fitness tips to workout while you’re on the go
Fitness Tips to change your perspective on daily activity.
Change your mindset. Try to adopt the “move more” mindset regardless of if you are at a desk 8 hours a day or not. You will be amazed at what one little tweak in your perspective can do for your mood, and your body.
Morning Thanks – Not everyone woke up today. So be thankful for what you have, what you’ve accomplished, and the life you have ahead of you. List 3 things you are thankful for that day and make this a ritual.
Consistency Not Perfection – No one is perfect. That includes diets, exercise, and goals. The most important thing in fitness (and the people that are the most successful), is consistency. Don’t beat yourself up because you “fell off the wagon.” Focus on doing something daily that can change it in the future.
Baby Steps Add Up – Fitness is cumulative. Every little bit helps! You don’t have to be an athlete, to have a healthy body. Make little changes that add up over time and think positive thoughts about YOUR personal changes.
You Only Have One – One body, and one life. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
Easy Ways to Workout on the Go
Stretch It Out in the Shower
Hot steam can helps loosen the joints and lengthen the muscles. Perform your favorite stretches in between getting clean.
Calf Raises While You Brush Your Teeth
After you’ve stretched it out in the shower, try doing 2 sets of 15, calf raises while doing your morning brushing.
Park and Walk
Gets some added activity in your life by parking your car the farthest from the door. You will get less dents in your car and you’ll burn more calories while you’re at it!
Take the Stairs
Seems like a simple task, but using the stairs verses the elevator brings the gym “stair stepper” to you every time you climb your way to the top.
Lunch Break Walk
A short 15 – 20 minute walk everyday at lunch can help you de-stress, decrease blood pressure, burn calories, and change your perspective on the rest of your day. While walking focus on positive thoughts and things that you are thankful for, including your health!
Bathroom Break Squats
The average person leaves their desk for a bathroom break 2 -3 times a day. During each break preform 15 – 20 squats (in the stall).
Arm Circles While Cooking Dinner (Shoulders)
Do 10 arms circles forward, and 10 circles backward. On the next cooking break, do 10 large circles forward and 10 large circles backward.
Daily Dead Lifts
Using your own body weight or something near by that’s heavy… Keep you back flat and knees slightly bent. Bend over and then stand back up. You should be bending at the hips. Do this 12 – 15 times. 2 -3 sets if possible. Make sure you squeeze your but at the top of the exercise.
Bench or Chair Dips
Say good by to “Wizard sleeves,” with this great tricep exercise.
Do 2 – 3 sets of 10 – 15 reps
Wall Push -up
Use these after a bathroom break or later at night at home. Place your hands on the wall and line them up with your chest. They should be slightly wider then your shoulders. Place both feet together behind you (at an angle). Next, bend your arms at the elbows and lower your body towards the wall. Repeat this 10 -15 times and do 2 sets.
It’s always fun to see progress, so make sure you create some excitement around your daily bits of exercise. You can even get your friends and coworkers involved. If you love these fun and easy ways to workout on the go, share them with your your family and friends with the “share” and “print” icons above.