Most people have a very busy life. For this reason, it seems difficult to integrate sport into our daily lives. Sometimes it is difficult to find the time and motivation to improve your physical condition. However, today we bring you 5 simple tips with which you can integrate your exercise program easily, better, and more effectively in your daily life, as well as to stay firm in your goals. In shape in your day-to-day: without problems, thanks to these tricks!
5 tips to stay fit in your everyday life
1. Looking for challenges to stay fit in your daily life
For example, you can set a certain training target and do a kind of competition against your own self. You can also train with someone and challenge yourself to see who has achieved the most at the end of the month. Of course, measuring yourself with someone is something that is very motivating. Even if the duel is at a distance. It is also important to monitor the progress of the training so that you see what you are achieving. For this, you can make use of the online portals offered by many manufacturers of heart rate monitors or use one of the many fitness applications available. There you can also measure yourself against other people!
2. The most important thing: move
“I only have 15 minutes, so it’s not even worth starting …”. You must banish this phrase from your linguistic repertoire! Because honestly, even the slowest person in the world will end up overtaking the one who stays on the couch. Every 15 minute run is so much better than doing nothing. The important thing is that you move frequently and regularly in your daily life. For example, you can take advantage of that regular 30-minute break and do a short strength training with some abs on a training mat and a couple of pull-ups.
3. Make training more efficient!
Surely you have already heard about HIIT or have read an article on our blog. HIIT stands for “High-Intensity Interval Training” and is one of the most time-effective types of training. These are short sessions (no more than 30 minutes), in which the phases in which you give your all and others in which you must recover. Tabata is an especially hard and effective HIIT-type workout. If you apply it to running, for example, it would be something like this: 20 seconds in a maximum sprint, 10 seconds walking. This is repeated 8 times, in total 4 minutes of training that will improve your physical condition. You can also apply it for example in the rowing machine.
4. Meet your friends on the track and not at the bar
Meet those people you want to see for a run, instead of going for drinks with them. This will save you on the one hand a huge amount of empty alcoholic calories. Your pocketbook and your general physical condition will also thank you. If you feel short of breath while running, a walk will also provide a good movement outdoors.
5. Fun exercises
Look for exercises that really amuse you! If functional training isn’t your thing, do something else! The best and only way to be consistent is by enjoying your training. And you won’t be able to enjoy yourself if certain exercises are torture for you. So try different options. Maybe you prefer to practice some cycling at home in front of the television or swim for half an hour before going to work. You can also try to buy some dumbbells, with which the training is fast and very complete. Although perhaps the most suitable for you is something totally different. For example, climbing is very entertaining and puts your body to the limit. It does not matter what you do, but you have to like it so that you do not stop doing it and perceive it as something that helps you eliminate stress from day to day.
Now it’s up to us to ask: How do you like to be active in your day-to-day life? How do you motivate yourself? How do you detect the gaps in your daily planning? If you want to share it, we will be happy to read your advice and your experiences in the comments. Enjoy training!