The New Year is upon us, and up and down the country many people will be hitting their new exercise regimes harder than ever before. The problem with waiting for January 1st to adorn yourself in your fancy new kit, before heading to the gym with good intentions in tow, is that it’s never going to last.
I appreciate that this sounds super negative, and it won’t happen like that for everyone. However, fitting a gym visit into you’re already incredibly busy day often becomes a chore.
There are easier ways though! Ways that you can easily incorporate into your day around naptimes, school runs, work and cooking the tea. Not to mention everything else you have to do around the house. With these easy to do exercises you’ll increase your heart rate, build up a sweat and burn those stubborn calories!
Now lets keep things real, I’m not talking about running up and down stairs like a crazy person. A) that’s boring and b) if you have neighbours they would not be happy! Step up and down on the bottom step at a respectable pace, put the laptop a few step up with you’re favourite boxset on and you’ve cracked it. This may not seem like a great exercise, but whilst you’re catching up on Netflix’s finest you could burning up to 200 calories in 20 minutes. That’s definitely not to be scoffed at!
Running on the spot:
Again, this may not sound that appealing but running on the spot could burn up to 100 calories in 20 minutes! All you have to do is remember to get on those feet, maybe when your favourite program is on? Maybe when the kids have gone to bed or are having one of those rare occupying themselves moments? Finding the will power isn’t always easy but I guarantee you, if you keep it up for a couple of weeks you will start noticing your body change inside and out.
This is one of my favourites, especially on Summer nights after it’s cooled down a little. Getting your skip on could burn up to 100 calories in just 15 minutes, and once you get into a rhythm it’s great fun!
The old faithful, and one that you can get the whole family involved in! I don’t think there’s much better than getting outside for a bit of exercise and fresh air. Depending on your pace, walking is a great calorie burner at around 90 calories for every 15 minutes you have your power boots on! I must admit I do find it harder to get out in the Winter. I’m not a fan of the cold but gearing up and biting the bullet always makes me feel better in the end.
So there you have it, super easy ways to burn calories at home. Not only is it easier than getting to the gym but it’s cheaper too!