SMALL STEPS TO BEING MORE ACTIVE

For me, exercise is a huge part of my everyday life. Although I exercise regularly using my own routines, classes and yoga at home, it sometimes still doesn’t feel enough. Sometimes, completing my usual set routines isn’t what I want to do but taking a walk or doing something a little different is. It can be easy to lose motivation, so changing it up is often the best way to get back into the swing of things. Yes, I can go to the gym as often as I please, but some days I feel the need to move that bit more or do something different.

For those who aren’t particularly into fitness but are looking for ways to become more active in your day to day life, I thought I’d round up a few ways to help you get started. Exercise comes in so many different forms, from small activities and things you can fit into your everyday life that won’t break your day-to-day routine, to more intense workouts. The great thing about exercise is that you can tailor it to your wants and needs.

For most, exercise is proven to be a great way to defeat signs of stress and demotivation. I use it more for my mind over my body. Even taking the stairs instead of an escalator makes a huge difference to me. It’s little things like that that could help you become more active day to day. Simple and easy, right? So, if you fancy finding out my tips, here are some of the ways I think you can be more active day to day.

Try out workouts online

One of the first things I would suggest if you aren’t into or a member of the gym, is to consider doing workouts online. This can be a lot more convenient as you can do them at home. You can sign up to an online program and join in on live feeds, or you could simply go on to platforms like YouTube and find hundreds of different workouts. From yoga and dance to HIIT and classes, you are bound to find something that will help you to get started. I work out a lot from home when I don’t feel like going out to workout. I also found it a stepping stone into getting into fitness. Being in your own environment whilst working out is also great for the mind and a great way to find what exercise you like.

Get a personal trainer

If working out alone or at home doesn’t work for you, I’ve heard great things about getting a personal trainer. Not only will they be able to give you set routines, they will be there to motivate and encourage you every step of the way. You can also access personal trainers online now to if you want the encouragement but from the comfort of your own home, or even use the guides in the gym. You can find guides to finding a fitness professional online and on social media. There is inspiration and guides at a click of a button. Also, personal trainers are great if you want help designing a workout that suits the needs you want to achieve.

Consider alternative options

Maybe it is time that you start considering other ways that you can be more active. This could be things such as heading to an aerobics or dance workout class instead of actually going to the gym. It might be that you would be better suited to things such as yoga or mixing things up with a swimming session or a run. You don’t always need to do the same exercise routines. It might be that mixing things up will help you to stay motivated and inspired to be more active.

Walking can work wonders

Finally, walking is actually going to be one of the best things that you can do each day that will help you to stay active. Making a commitment to walk for thirty minutes each day can be a great way to increase your fitness levels on a more gradual basis. Walking can also be great for your mentally, and it can be something that you can do each day without feeling like you are having to do something such as a gym workout or a class. Mix this up with other levels of exercise can be the right way to help you become active.

What are your favourite ways to be more active? Will you be trying one of these?

M x

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