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Working from home has it’s many benefits but one of the major drawbacks is that it is hard to find time to workout and stay active when you haven’t gotten out of your pajamas yet (we’re all somewhat guilty of this).
To celebrate Women’s National Fitness Day on September 27th, we came up with a few ways you can build healthy eating habits, start a workout routine, become more active, and become the best version of yourself.
Go For a Daily Walk or Jog
Not all workouts have to be strenuous. Going outside and being active in the Fall weather can improve your mood along with your mental and physical health! Taking the dog for a walk to get fresh air is a perfect low-intensity workout to get you off the couch and get moving around!
Walking also helps with immune function and digestion. This increases blood flow throughout your body, circulating your immune cells to help prevent you from catching that pesky winter cold. A nice stroll after eating dinner also helps keep things moving through your digestive tract.
Purchase Equipment That Encourages At-Home Exercise
Making sure you have the proper equipment will help you get the best possible workout you can. This varies based on what your fitness goals are and what you want to accomplish with your workout. The essential equipment that will help with the most exercises include dumbbells, a jump rope, and a yoga mat. We also recommend having water near you and a high-energy playlist with your favorite music to help get your energy up!
If you’re worried about your workout becoming repetitive and boring we have the solution for you. These fitness dice we found on Amazon are a fun way to work out while never doing the same workout twice!
Work it Into Your Daily Routine
Creating a routine that works with your preferences and lifestyle is vital to keeping you motivated and active. This helps you base your workouts on what your end goals are as well as plan your life schedule around when you can exercise. Along with your workouts, you will also likely have to change when you eat your meals. Working out in the morning might mean you now eat breakfast during that early morning meeting instead of with your morning coffee.
It is good to try for at least 40 minutes a day for exercise. This doesn’t need to happen all at once either. It may be helpful to break your workouts up into 15-minute intervals so you can spread them out and not feel as fatigued immediately after.
Eat Health Conscious Snacks
Congratulations! You totally killed that workout and are ready to take on the rest of the day! There’s just one problem. You need to eat so you can keep your energy up but don’t want to negate all the progress you made from your workout. It is recommended to eat within two hours after finishing a workout so your body can begin its recovery for your muscles. Your metabolism will increase during the workout, burning off the calories you eat faster.
A good post-workout meal mainly includes carbohydrates and protein. If you have to wait longer than two hours for your next meal you should consider a healthy snack. Good post-workout snacks include yogurts, fruits, and protein bars such as this delicious recipe we found.
We hope that these tips will help you become more active and develop a healthier lifestyle. If you want to share your progress, tag @homebygeneva on Instagram so we can see your amazing transformation!