Do you not like the idea of going to the gym or sticking to a rigid workout schedule? if you don’t like the idea of a fixed workout schedule then this article is about exploring some alternative ways of exercising, losing weight and keeping fit.
Most people are turned off by the idea of going to the gym, or they think exercising requires a lengthy gym workout which requires getting changed into your workout gear, driving to the gym, spending an hour or two there, then getting a shower and changed again.
The whole process can seem time consuming and repetitive, so much effort several days a week, this puts so many people off going to the gym or exercising in general.
However there is an alternative
This is something that I used to do when I first started out. It’s based on the idea of simply burning as much energy or calories as possible. Burning more calories than you are consuming which should trigger your body to start converting your fat cells into energy, or in other words to burn off body fat.
So the goal is to keep active as much as possible. So for example if I was watching the TV alone, after 20 – 30 minutes I would get up and start performing certain exercises for around 5 minutes. I would perform exercises such as jogging on the spot, star jumps, squat thrusts and arm circles. After a few minutes of doing this I would sit back down and continue to watch the TV.
You obviously can’t really do this if other people are in the room because it would seem a bit strange. You could always run into another room for some exercise privacy.
You can do this with or without exercise equipment, if you have some equipment in the living room like some dumbbells lying around you could use them.
You can perform both cardio and resistance exercises, which can lead to fat burning and muscle development and generally having a more toned physique.
When can I do this?
This way of exercising could also be used if you are working at home, on the computer, playing a computer game or watching a movie.
You wouldn’t have to commit to a formal workout, however best results would be achieved by exercising in this way plus other forms of exercising, like walking as much as possible or visiting the gym a couple of times a week.
So next time you find yourself at home by yourself just watching the Television, why not get up every now and then and perform a few exercises for a few minutes.
Just be careful your room or location is safe to exercise in, and that you have good fitness levels so you don’t put yourself at risk of injury. Also start off with exercises which are less intense in order to warm up your body.
If exercise and getting fit is important to you, there is always time, nobody is too busy that they can’t find 10 or 20 minutes at some point during the day. Those who say they are too busy are lying, they just don’t want it bad enough.