Everyone wants to feel better, have more energy, and look better. However, not everyone can afford fabulous personal trainers or hours in the gym. Don’t worry, though. You can do it without going bankrupt in the process with these five easy ways to get fit.
#1 Drink More Water
Did you know that 70% of your body is made up of water? If you do not provide your body with enough water, your cells cannot function the way they are supposed to, which includes ridding your body of toxins. When those toxins are not flushed out, your body stores them as fat to protect.
The simple rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. Add an additional 20 ounces if you are attempting to detox, trying to lose weight, or are regularly exercising.
#2 Use A Simple Workout Routine
Most people fear exercise because they think it has to be strenuous and that you must have enormous equipment in order to exercise properly. Thank goodness there are other options!
Keep to a simple workout routine with exercises you can do anywhere. This includes walking in place, leg lifts, squats, simple flexing or stretching exercises, and more.
For some guidance, check out suggestions for a gym-free workout.
#3 Use YouTube For Free Fitness Guidance
Sometimes having a personal trainer is helpful to provide accountability and encouragement as you change your habits. YouTube is an incredible resource for the budget-minded, providing a free virtual trainer.
There are many trainers, both amateur and professional, who have taken to YouTube to help encourage people trying to get a little more fit. Take a scroll through YouTube and find someone that appeals to you, and whose routine will meet fitness level and goals.
#4 Get Outside
Simply getting outside and enjoying fresh air is important for not only your fitness, but also your overall health. When you are outside, your body produces more Vitamin D, which is important to supporting your immune system and staving off many health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and more.
One great way of getting outside more is to sign-up for a fun run or half-marathon. These are great events where people from every fitness level participate, including those who just love to walk and talk.
#5 Use Your Phone
Technology has come a long way, and now you can use your phone to help you get in shape as well. While you are on the go, use your phone to access YouTube, if you are using fitness videos.
Take it a step further with one of several apps that can help you track your fitness. From apps that track your water consumption to apps that track your steps and exercise routines, these can be incredibly motivating for the technology oriented.
The most important way to improve your fitness is to get started now. Don’t worry about whether you love what you are doing right now, or if you may change it down the road. The most important step is the first step, so get up from your desk, set down the phone, and go for a walk…even just around the office, or outside your home. You will be glad you did!