5 Simple ways to Exercise, specifically for Lazy People
Exercise is important. I get it though, it’s a lot of effort to get it done… Actually, I’m not going to let you justify this. You’re probably lazy. That’s okay though, you’re not doomed.
You can still keep active and fit with what feels like “minimal” effort. I can’t promise this will get you in great shape, but it’s most certainly better than the alternative which is to sit around and do nothing about it.
Here’s a few ways you can exercise, but without it feeling like you are exercising… you lazy slob.
Push-ups and Sit-ups
You don’t even have to leave the house for this one. Try doing some push-ups and sit-ups, and see how many you can do before it becomes too much (I’d say aim for around 10, but see how you do). Now, based on what you can manage, set a target and hit this target every day until it’s way too easy.
If you keep this up, and raise the target when it becomes a piece of cake, you’ll be surprised how much it builds you. It’s not all that time consuming either, so that’s a win. It’s probably better to try it consecutive, and it won’t hurt to try it more than once. Maybe once in the morning, and once later in the evening after work before hitting the sofa and being a bum.
Take a walk each day
For dog owners, this will probably be in your routine already. If you’re not a dog owner though then you should go out your way to walk for at least half an hour a day. Even if it’s just a stroll down the streets, maybe even your daily walk to the station and back.
Anything really, just as long as you’re walking somewhere for 30 minutes or more. It’s not that time consuming, and you’ll feel good for doing it.
I’ll just get this one out there because it’s probably already crossed your mind anyway. Intimacy with your partner will burn a fair few calories. If you’re both at it like rabbits already most nights (or mornings, whatever floats your boat) then that’s great. Keep going.
Use the stairs more than usual
Be careful here, you should already know not to mess around on your stairs. Over 1,000 people die from stair related incidents a year… don’t be one of them.
Anyway, what I mean by this is just take every opportunity possible to go up and down the stairs at home if you have any. The longer your staircase, the better.
Hop on one Foot
Yeah, you’ll probably feel silly doing this, but you’d be surprised how much good it can do you. Hopping on one foot for a minute, and then switching to your other for a further minute is more effective as a work out than you think.
In the same way you should build up your push-ups and sit-ups, you can increase the duration at your own pace. Don’t push yourself though, if you can only do it for a short amount of time to start with that’s fine. Build it up.
These should be a good starting point for you to get going with some simple exercises. It’s really not that hard to carry out some exercise now, is it?