It is getting harder and harder in this age of time to make time for the gym. For most of us, we have to maintain a daily routine that involves ravaging through work all day, family time in the evenings and hitting the sack early at night. And I haven’t even mentioned all that time we have to waste in traffic just to get home from work in the evening. Finding time for the gym has become an impossible feat for most us.
Lucky for you, though, this article comes bearing great news. You don’t need a gym subscription to stay fit. Moreover, you don’t need to sacrifice family time for the gym either.
You can easily achieve both doing these six everyday, ordinary activities in or around your home with the ones you love. You no longer have to worry about your kids being asleep once you get home from the gym after work in the evening.
Playing with the Kids
There is nothing better for children than playing with their parents or guardians in the evening. Not only will this allow you to exercise, it will also allow you to spend quality time with them and catch up on their lives. Sure, you may probably be insanely tired from work to do this in the evening. However, you may not have time for the gym. So, why not make the effort to kill two birds with one stone.
Cleaning the House
From vacuuming and mopping the floors to dusting surfaces, cleaning is an excellent way to burn some extra calories. The best time to do this is early in the morning before going to work. Why go for a jog in the morning and come back for annoying chores later when you can achieve the benefits of both by only doing the latter? Besides, cleaning has been known to be therapeutic.
From leave raking to lawn mowing: this is a great chore for the weekends. It is a relaxing activity to have and it will have your compound looking pristine all year round. Most people take pride in the aesthetics of their lawns.
However, getting the motivation to maintain it themselves is another matter entirely. What better way is there to motivate yourself than knowing that you stand to burn a couple of hundred calories doing the work?
Bike Your Way to Work
Thanks to the never-ending traffic of the 21st century, this is probably your fastest option to get to work. You also stand to burn many calories doing as well. It will save you a lot of time, get you home or work early, and, who knows? It might even allow you just enough time to hit the gym since it allows you to whiz through traffic with ease. It is also a fun way to move around and it will save you plenty of money’s worth of fuel. Find more benefits of biking here.
They say watching your plants grow over the weeks is fulfilling and, in a way, therapeutic. Well, we are here to tell you today, that it is healthy as well. Gardening and weeding are so much work, you will definitely break a good sweat doing it. It’s so much work that it will help you lose those few extra pounds. The best part of all is that it’s not just good for you, it’s good for the environment too. Read more on Calories Burned Gardening
Washing a Car
If it is true that you can tell a lot from a person by the way they take care of their ride, then cleaning it yourself speaks a ton of great things. Sure, going to the car wash for a quick cleanup is convenient. But why do that when you can burn some calories doing it yourself.
This can be particularly fun when you get the kids involved and the water wars start. It can be quite the family fun activity. A study found that a man can burn as high as 250 calories in an hour while cleaning a car. Now, let's wash your car and shred off your stubborn fat with fun!
Who knew you could get a good workout from just doing the normal stuff you do on a daily basis? And, who knew you could get so much family time and fun from exercising? Time is an important entity and how we spend it determines the quality of our lives.
As paramount as it is to exercise on a regular basis, it is also imperative to spend quality time with our loved ones. I mean, what would be the point of a healthy life if you had to live it alone? It’s about “time” we reconsidered our priorities and figured out how we can achieve the best of both worlds.
- Learn more How to lose weight on Weight Loss Tips Section