Exercise. Everyone tells you that you need to do it, but it can be so hard to find the time, or the energy, or the equipment, or the money for the gym membership, or the…
When it comes down to exercise, the simple fact is that most of us don’t, even if we want to. Reasons can vary. But the most common one is that we complicate it in our heads, up to the point where it simply becomes too difficult.
This fine summer – the perfect time to exercise, might we add – we’re here to simplify exercise for you and help you make a habit of it. How? By making it easy!
Just make yourself exercise for 20 minutes a day, wherever you are. It’s simple.
Jog on the spot
That’s it. LITERALLY jog on the spot!
Met any stairs lately? Of course you have. Ditch the lift to run up the stairs and walk down.
Grab a rope and skip for a few minutes a day.
You can do these at home, in the park or even in your cabin at work! Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and place your arms to the side. Step forward with your right foot and lower your left knee towards the floor. Your knees should bend about 90 degrees. Ensure your right knee stays over your right ankle and don’t let your knee go past your toes. Step up to balance on your right foot and switch feet.
This one’s great, ‘cause you get to lie down! It also strengthens your core, which is extremely important. Lie on your back with your arms by your sides. Bend your knees while keeping your feet flat on the floor. Maintaining a straight back, raise your hips up to a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold for three seconds and lower your hips slowly back to the floor and repeat.
See, it’s not that hard or complicated! You don’t need to go anywhere you don’t usually go, or spend anything extra. All you need to do is just that…DO.