Creative Ways to Get Your Workout In
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Creative ways to get your steps in
- Neighborhood walk or explore a new area: Get a group of friends together and walk your neighborhood or meet in a new area you’re interested in exploring. Walking with friends makes the time fly and the steps add up without you even noticing.
- Join a walking group: Walking groups are a great way to mingle with new people and get your steps in! You can find walking groups near you on sites like Meetup, on social networking sites such as Facebook, and by conducting a simple google search for groups in your area.
- YouTube dance or walking workouts: Finding workouts on YouTube is a free and fun way to get your steps in without having to leave your home. Workouts range from fifteen minutes to one hour so it’s easy to squeeze into your busy schedule.
- Try a social media trend: Try making a TikTok video or Instagram reel of your new daily walking habit to keep yourself accountable and encourage others to join you.
- Try a “hot girl walk” – listening to an uplifting podcast or playlist to uplift yourself and your mood – all while getting your steps in.
- Share your progress with friends: If you and your friends have fitness bands, such as Apple Watches or Fitbits, add each other to your account and track one another’s progress. You can all hold one another accountable for reaching your goals and you can even turn it into a little healthy competition!
- Walk during meetings and phone calls, if possible
- Set a timer to get up and move around every hour
- Park farther away
- Bike or walk parts of your commute
- Take the stairs when possible
- Alternate between sitting and standing at your desk
Try a couch workout
- Half push-ups: Lay on your stomach and push up while engaging your bicep muscles.
- Tricep push-ups: Lay on your side, and while using one arm push upwards.
- Slow negative sit-ups: do a regular sit-up, but slowly release as you come down.
- Cross toe taps: lay on your back, and while engaging your core, touch your opposite hand to your opposite toe while lifting your leg.
- Lift knee taps: while sitting on the edge of the couch, slowly crunch while lifting your knee to the opposite side of your body.
- Bridge thrusts: while laying on your back, lift your hips to the air. Be sure to squeeze your stomach and glutes during this one.
- Leg pulls and pulse: lay on your back and slowly pull your leg your head and pulse for two counts.
- Since many of the couch exercises are conducted without any equipment, remember to engage your core muscles during the exercise.
- Numerous fitness creators recommend that form during an exercise should be the number one priority.
- The essence of the couch workout is to conduct fitness in a relaxed manner. Don’t go too fast. These exercises should take you a good 45-minute episode of your favorite Netflix show.