There can’t be many of us who wouldn’t like to improve our fitness at least a little bit. Finding the time to hit the gym or go out for a run can be difficult if you have a job, children or any other number of things that make us wish there were more hours in the day.
One way to get around that is to adopt some home fitness techniques into your daily life whenever you get a bit of spare time.
It is also a great way to save money on gym memberships becoming quite expensive. Here 3 quick ideas that you can do in and around your home that won’t break the bank or can be done before work or even when the baby falls asleep.
First of all, let’s start you off with something that everyone knows about, is simple, can be done in most places and won’t cost you a thing.
Here is the correct way to do push-ups so you know you will actually benefit from them.
First of all, you should kneel on the floor bringing your feet together. You can then bend forward to position your hand’s shoulder width apart. Your hands should be flat on the mat with your fingers inclined slightly towards you. Your body and legs should be in a stiff board like position (like the plank) and your feet together so you are using your core to hold firm. Lowering yourself you should allow your elbows to push out and you should continue to hold your body in position until your chest or chin are within touching distance of the floor.
Reverse this action to move back up and repeat.
The ab crunch or folded knee sit up is another great exercise that you can do with minimal fuss or space.
Simply lie back with your knees bent and feet placed in line with your hips. Place your hands behind your head and use your abdominal muscles to raise your head off the floor. Your tailbone, lower back and feet should remain on the ground while you do this to ensure you only use the ab muscles.
As simple as it may seem climbing the stairs can be a great way to get your heart rate going as well as building up your legs. Repeated sets can feel like quite a workout but the more you do the better you will get. It is great motivation for using the stairs more when you are out and about too, trying to avoid escalators and elevators.
There are a huge number of other exercises you can do around the home so don’t feel you need to find an extra couple of hours a day to hit the gym just to get a bit fitter.