With many gyms still closed across the country, it can be tempting to put your workout routine on hiatus. But it doesn’t take fancy equipment to stay fit! All you really need is a can-do attitude and a little creativity.
Working out from home
You don’t need expensive equipment or excessive amounts of floor space to get a great workout! Push-ups, sit-ups and other exercises that use your own body weight are a perfect fit for any home workout routine. In fact, there are some great online guides for exactly this kind of activity. Healthline put together a list of these moves, sorted by difficulty, so you can find the perfect routine for your experience level. Always remember to stretch before any workout and stay hydrated!
The health benefits of walks
Sometimes exercise really can be a walk in the park! As Harvard Medical School noted, “Walking improves cardiac risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, vascular stiffness and inflammation and mental stress.” The fact that walking can improve our mental health is especially relevant now. Getting outside to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air can really boost your mood.
Make healthy eating choices convenient
Eating healthy was hard enough before salad bars started closing up shop. Now, health concerns have made it that much more tempting to head to a drive-thru or order a pizza rather than risk a crowded supermarket. To counteract the convenience of fast food, try keeping your fridge stocked with your favorite fruits and veggies. This way, when you start craving a snack, you have healthy options close at hand.
Get a health and fitness buddy
We’re not going to sugar coat it — keeping up a healthy diet and exercise regimen can be tough even in the best of times. But like so many things in life, working out with others can make the challenge so much easier. Working out with your partner, kids or remotely with a friend is a great way to keep you on track with your fitness goals. An extra burst of motivation from someone who cares about you can make all the difference when you need it most.
Staying motivated with Scentsy Wellness
At Scentsy, we take the health and wellness of our community seriously, which is why we launched Scentsy Wellness. This is a free program Scentsy Consultants can use to get rewarded for taking strides towards better health. By completing programs such as our Step by Step challenge, Consultants can be entered into a drawing to receive product credit! It’s a great way to stay motivated and have some fun while improving your health!
What tricks do you use to keep yourself moving toward your fitness goals? Let me know in the comments!
Adapted from Scentsy Blog