Last modified on April 5th, 2021 at 7:18 am
4 Ways to Be More Physically Active at Home
Have you been feeling less than energized as of late? Do all the days start to feel as though they are blending into each other? Maybe you are working from home, or just spending more time at home than usual, and the mundaneness of it all is starting to get to you. So, why not change your focus and make your physical wellbeing a top priority? There are plenty of ways you can start to be more physically active in your own home, with some not even requiring any sort of equipment. If you’re ready to get moving more at home, here are four ways to do just that.
Fitness Videos Have Become All the Rage
Because so many people were forced to stay home in 2020, with many lockdowns continuing into 2021, there was a fitness trend that emerged. That was the trend of fitness videos through various platforms, including YouTube.
The great news is that there is a massive selection to choose from, offering everything from beginner and introduction workouts, to workouts that will satisfy even the most advanced fitness enthusiasts. Many don’t require any additional equipment, and if they do, they could be simple everyday items like canned goods that work as weights, using stairs in your home as a cardio activity, and so forth. It’s just a matter of finding the videos that are best suited to your tastes, fitness level, and your goals.
Practice Your Favorite Sport from Home
Another way to be more active from home is to start practicing your favorite sport in your home or backyard. Golf is a great sport to practice at home, and let’s face, every golfer could do with some more practice. If you want to work on your swing, you can purchase one of these mats that are meant to feel like the fairway. These are ideal for either outdoor practice or indoor – if you’ve got the space. It provides that level and stable surface that you need to properly work on your swing.
And you don’t have to stop with golf; you can also practice baseball/softball, basketball, soccer, and so many other sports at home.
Go for an Indoor Fitness Walk
Now that we are right in the middle of winter, there are plenty of states across the country that are dealing with snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Walking outdoors is neither comfortable nor safe. The last thing you want to do is attempt a walk only to slip and fall on ice. So, why not go for an indoor walk at home?
You can create your own walking track or path in your house, sticking to one floor so you don’t have to deal with the stairs. If you’re planning on taking up this activity, it can help to invest in a wearable activity tracker that will count your steps, display your heart rate, the calories burned, and your “active minutes”. This will help you figure out how fast of a pace you need to walk in order to get the benefits of fitness walking.
Check Out Video Games that Get You Moving
Did you also know that videogames can provide a great way to work out? There are many that force you to get up, get moving, and burn some calories. Some examples include Knockout League which simulates a boxing match; Zumba Fitness: World Party in which you’ll really work up a sweat; Just Dance, which will have you dancing to some of the most catchy beats out there; and Wii Fit, which really looks at total body fitness and stretching. Golf simulators and other immersive VR games will definitely give you the workout out and amusement you need.
Whether you just use one of these tips or all of them, you’re sure to become more physically active at home.