If you regularly go to work outside the house, one of the few bonuses of the COVID-19 quarantine is that you get a break from your office and the routine of getting there and back every day. At least it's a bonus until you realize there’s a kitchen full of food and drinks just steps away, and you’re not even getting the exercise of walking to the car every morning!
Fortunately, if you’re starting to feel sluggish and restless, there are many ways to stay fit at home, at your own pace and without any fancy equipment.
Work Out in Shapewear
One of the best ways to get more from a workout, or any activity you do at home throughout the day, is to wear shapewear while you do it. Anti-cellulite shapewear, like compression leggings, boost your workout results in many ways.
- Compression wear supports your legs and muscles to help improve your workout performance, which can increase calorie burning
- Bio-ceramic fibers help reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery after your workout
- 3D knitted honeycomb fabric delivers a massaging effect as you move. That promotes more circulation, makes your skin more elastic and reduces the appearance of cellulite
Maybe best of all, compression leggings give you an instant slimming effect, and they are comfortable enough to wear all day.
Make it a Habit
Once you have the right workout gear, getting into the habit of working out is the next step to success. While many tout the benefits of working out in the morning, you can choose a time that works best for you. Whatever time you pick, the important thing is to turn your workout into a habit.
To help make that happen, make a commitment to yourself to do your workout for at least a week, if not two.
Use Bodyweight Stretches & Exercises
Whether you’re working out for weight loss, or to maintain your muscle tone, you don’t need to use added weights, bands or any other equipment. There are many yoga moves that can both stretch and strengthen your muscles.
One of the best parts of bodyweight exercises is that you can do them just about anywhere, including outside.
Don’t Let Excuses Get in Your Way
The easiest thing to do with any exercise routine is to find a reason not to do it. From “I don’t like to exercise”, and “I can’t do push-ups”, to “I don’t have the time to workout”, excuses are plentiful.
So let’s just shoot those three down right now. Almost every day, there are new exercises available designed to not feel like you are exercising. Many of the moves are so simple, you might wonder if they are doing any good. And even 5 minutes a day of exercising at your desk can make a difference to your health and well-being.
Anything you do is better than finding an excuse to do nothing at all.