We don't always feel like working out! There are days you want to 'lazy around' and not stress out your muscles. On days like that, working out is the last thing on your mind. It happens to the best of us; however, despite how we feel in our bodies, it's always important to stay active all day. Engaging in physical activities and staying active have tremendous benefits for our health.
There are several ways to stay active without sweating out in a gym, and in this blog, I'll be sharing some of the best and most fun ways to stay active.
1. Just walk
Taking walks works perfectly to stay active if you're outside or at home. It's an amazing way to get your body working. You can walk around the house or to that store instead of taking a cab, and you should walk briskly while at it. You can also walk to that colleague's desk instead of calling or sending an email at work.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator! You can also set schedules on your phone to remind you to move around. Its also advised that you keep track of your steps to know if you've walked or moved around enough for a day. In all you do, ensure you're moving around enough.
2. Dance! Dance!!
Dancing has a fantastic effect on your body and mind. It's a great way to get active and have fun while you're at it. Dancing also helps your body release some feel-good hormones (endorphins), which help you feel better and healthier. Are you in the comfort of your home, and you've not been active all day? Put on your favorite music.
Cleaning qualifies as a double-duty activity. You get to keep your home sparkling clean and also move around. Activities such as vacuuming the floor can help you work out your arms. While doing your laundry, you also get to take squats when picking items from your basket and loading them into the washing machine.
Yoga is perfect when your body is tired and you need to work and be active. It works wonders for your body and mind. Yoga helps to build your muscles and bring in the benefits of exercise without overworking your body.
Yoga is also great for relieving stress and anxiety. You should include 5-10 minutes of yoga in your schedule multiple times during the day; it'll do you a lot of good.
5. Get a Dog
Now is a good time if you've always desired a dog. One of the upsides to having a dog is that it helps you to stay active. You're either taking the dog out for a walk or chasing it around the yard. You might even try to dodge them when they have the zoomies.
Owning a dog makes you more active and accountable. You're always up and about taking care of the dog.