Clever Ways to Sneak Running into Family Routines

Clever Ways to Sneak Running into Family Routines

It can get hard to find time to workout when managing a busy lifestyle, especially if you’re taking care of your family in addition to your other responsibilities and obligations. Sometimes you may even feel guilty for putting other commitments, or even yourself first instead of your family. But what if you could get your whole family to join in with you the next time you go for a run? Talk about two birds with one stone! That way you wouldn’t need to compromise family time and also get your family to start exercising regularly!

Running can improve your health in many different ways and play a tremendous role in weight loss. Studies show that running can help prevent diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. Children that are old enough to run can go running with you or even ride their bikes as you run. You don’t have to worry about going at the same pace as them but instead just enjoy some time with your family as you get that movement in. If your children are too young to run, you may want to consider investing in a stroller that is designed specifically for you to push while you run. Make it a family activity and slowly get your kids into a healthy exercise routine! But be sure to get them proper running shoes first! Heck, let everyone else play an active role in choosing the shoes they would like to run in, to make it even more exciting for them. Here’s an infographic with more details on that:

How To Choose Running Shoes

To really spice things up, you can make a list of cool places that are nearby, and get there with the kids by running or even making it a race. That way you can have fun and get to the place you need to go to while getting some exercise done. If you don’t feel comfortable with running with your kids, then wake up an hour earlier than the rest of your family and go for a jog. Make every minute count! Although it may be hard at first to wake up much earlier, at the end it will all be worth it. If waking up early isn’t your thing (or if you’re already waking up earlier for other commitments,) then get your friends involved. You can ask your friends to help babysit or look after other things while you run, and offer to return the favor when they run. There are many ways to incorporate exercise and running into your family routine, so you and your family can live the healthy lifestyle you all deserve!

 

Read More
14 Realistic Fitness Tips For Real People

14 Realistic Fitness Tips For Real People

When it comes to searching for fitness tips on the web, things get get overwhelming real fast. Where to start? Which tips will actually suit you/your body/your lifestyle? Oftentimes, the plethora of fitness tips available online seem a bit much and simply unrealistic. So we decided to compile a list of realistic tips for real people! Have a look!

 

  1. Set A Goal
    Before beginning any important task, especially when working out, you should always set a goal for yourself. Don’t mindlessly work out without an objective. Sometimes it’s better to actually set a goal that might intimidate you at first. That way, you’ll be determined to reach your goal!
  2. Multitask While Working Out
    If you’re worried about not having time to work out, try incorporating exercises into your daily routine. For example, instead of taking a car to places you need to go, take a bike or walk (when possible.) If you work somewhere where you have to sit at a desk for the whole day, get up and stretch every hour or so.
  3. Walk More!
    Simply walking more will lead you to burning more calories and increasing your metabolism all while getting to different places. Take small steps such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and you will eventually notice a difference.
  4. Get A Personal Trainer Or Sign Up For A Fitness Class
    If you don’t know what to do or where to start when it comes to fitness, sign up for a fitness class or even consider getting your own personal trainer.
  5. Make The Most Out Of Your Time
    Don’t waste your time! You can do easy and small exercises throughout the day. For example, while your food is simmering on the stove, you can do a few squats right there in the kitchen.
  6. Eat Right
    By simply eating healthy food, you can get away with working out a little less, and reach your goals faster.
  7. Use A Fitness Tracker
    Consider downloading an app to help count your calories or even invest in a Fitbit! Knowing where you’re at during your fitness journey can be very helpful to determine how and when you’ll reach your goal.
  8. Sleep Well
    Sleep is a very essential part of our daily routine, but many people don’t take sleep very seriously or know that it is as important as healthy eating and exercising. Sleeping for about 7-8 hours a day can lower your risk of becoming obese and also helps to increase your metabolism as well.
  9. Exercise With A Friend
    Surrounding yourself with friends that motivate you to reach your goals is a crucial element to living a happy and healthy life. Next time you workout, encourage your friends to work out with you, or at least arrange to have a designated workout buddy. This way you can have company while also reaching your goals with people that you care about!
  10. Reward Yourself
    You deserve to get something in return for reaching your goals, even if the reward is something small. Next time you hit a major goal, treat yourself! Wait, not with 10 pies, but maybe with an awesome new outfit.
  11. Work Out During Your Lunch Break
    If you have a job where you have to sit at your desk the whole day, take a walk at some point during your lunch break. You’ll feel more rejuvenated and energetic when you get back to your desk.
  12. Buy Some Workout Gear
    Many people feel more motivated to exercise if they have the appropriate clothes or gear to work out in. Work out clothes can also improve your overall performance- so give it a shot!
  13. Watch TV While Working Out
    It’s important to make workouts fun and enjoyable. If you enjoy watching TV or playing video games, incorporate this into your exercise. Play a game that requires you to move or even watch a show while you do some yoga.
  14. Make Workouts Shorter
    If you’re the type of person to want a shorter workout, try HIIT (High-intensity interval training) workouts. Short intense workouts are great for burning fat and may be a great way for you to get fit.
Read More