the gym isn’t the only way to stay fit. there are a lot of other activities which would keep us fit.
it would be tougher for some people to go gym in their busy lifestyle, some can’t afford it and some would be lazy enough to hit the gym
if you are someone mentioned above the below are some tips to stay fit without hitting the gym.
Yes, you heard it right walking is one of the best exercises in the world to stay fit.
Walking for one hour daily can make a big change in your life. But before you choose walking as a weight-loss tool you have to consider one main thing that is being in a” caloric deficit “
Alter your diet and walk for 60 mins 5 days a week to see noticeable changes .keep in mind that if you need a change in the composition of your body the diet must be in check.
To add some extra benefits try having a morning walk which would help you get some Vitamin D.
yoga is one of the fitness activities performing for ages .yoga is a great tool for both mind and body.
practicing yoga daily can improve metabolism which helps in good digestion.
if you are one who has diabetes then yoga can help you .it is said that yoga can lower the blood sugar level which in turn increases the sensitivity of insulin.
yoga can improve one’s body posture while we sit, stand or walk.
yoga can also aid in weight loss.
some of the yoga poses that help in weight loss :
- Trikonasana(triangle pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana(downward-facing dog pose)
- Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
- Utkatasana (low squatting asana )
- Viparita Karani (legs facing up the wall)
3 .Bodyweight exercises
Bodyweight exercises are great for those who are looking to gain muscle without hitting the gym. They can be trained anywhere, anytime while we are at work or home.
There are two types of exercise one can perform to lose weight and they are Cardio and Weight training .cardio helps to burn more calories at a lesser time .strength training helps to build muscles .the more muscle you have the more calories you burn. Most importantly know your exercise forms correctly to avoid injuries.
Here are some bodyweight exercises that can be performed by any individual.
Dance is also a form of cardiovascular exercise like any other aerobic exercise (walking, jogging, running, swimming, etc.)
There are almost different kinds of dance forms in the world like Zumba, hip-hop, salsa, etc. pick any of them and start dancing to your favorite music. According to a study made by the International Journal of Sport and Health Sciences dance can be an alternative for one who is willing to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Dancing regularly can increase one’s flexibility, metabolism, and also burn calories
when following a well-balanced diet and dancing for at least 30 mins daily can burn up to 150-250 calories at ease.
if you are looking for something adventurous then this would be for you. trekking is a very effective way to lose weight.
Trekking involves all muscle groups in our body as we deal with gravity here, trekking challenges both mental and physical strength.
As we walk incline here the body uses more energy to push forward. even if it is a shorter distance as we climb steep our body uses more calories than we walk on a flat surface.
To make it effective try walking faster when climbing uphill and slower when walking downhill.
I hope the above tips may help you. just try to eat healthy and exercise regularly to stay fit and healthy