4 CREATIVE FITNESS IDEAS
1. Convert your home into a fitness studio with YouTube tutorials
Technology has blessed us with unlimited access to various forms of exercises. With limitless choices of fitness tutorials, ranging from Pilates and Zumba to high- and low-intensity cardio accessible with a single click–using YouTube tutorials or apps to get fit is great for your body and your pockets.
Here’s another benefit: You don’t have to stick to just one type of activity. The varied choice of fitness videos also helps you shake up your routine–allowing you to customise your workouts according to your mood.
2. Break up with the lift and start taking the stairs
With ticking time constraints leaving very little opportunities for staying fit, stairs can help us bid adieu to our lethargic groggy selves. However, taking the stairs isn’t a magical pill for weight loss, as it can assist in increasing cardiovascular activity and keeps us fit–but it won’t do much for weight loss.
3. Choose to walk as you shop
If you wish to go grocery shopping or buying trinkets from the local market, just ditch the tempting choice of taking a rickshaw and walk instead. You can convert it into a fun game and count the number of rickshaws that pass you by or count the number of steps it took you to reach each shop.
4. Give your daily chores a health upgrade
Brushing your teeth or filling buckets of water can often seem like mundane tasks. Two to three minutes of brushing can be converted into a muscle toning exercise if you squat in the process. And while you’re waiting for the bucket to fill, play your favourite music and dance till the bucket runneth over.
While our ticking clocks and jam-packed planners constantly push us to throw fitness out of our priority window–it’s time to take a sigh and grab every little minute of opportunity to become our fitter selves.