So, welcome to Part 2 of how to "Get Fit and Healthy At Home"!  You're all probably thinking what on earth I am going to ...

Get Fit and Healthy at Home #2

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So, welcome to Part 2 of how to "Get Fit and Healthy At Home"! 

You're all probably thinking what on earth I am going to be talking about, but in today's post, I am going to be sharing 5 simple tips, that you can incorporate into your everyday life, that can get you on your journey to leading a healthier and fitter lifestyle! I am no way an expert in this field, but what I have learnt in the past, is what I shall be sharing with you!


1. Walk, Jog, Run, Cycle (if you have a bike), Its Free!
A great way to keep fit and healthy, is to do exercises such as walking, jogging, running and cycling, which can all cost nothing and can be done any time and anywhere. This is perfect for those who don't have time to use the gym, have a small living area or have lots of commitments, which means they just don't simply have the time. Even taking the stairs instead of the lift/escalator, getting off the bus a stop early or walking to the shops etc, can all add up to your daily exercise and help you to become that little bit fitter and healthier.

2. Plan Your Food Shop and Weekly Meals
I'm sure we all know how stressful and time consuming weekly shop can be sometimes, but writing a list and making a plan is an easy way to make this chore more enjoyable. Planning a weekly menu can help reduce food waste in your home, as well as keep you on a diet plan/healthy eating schedule, as well as helping you to avoid distractions and purchasing anything that you don't actually need. You may even save yourself a little bit of money by planning your shop!

3. Use Youtube/Blogs For Inspiration
If you aren't feeling motivated or inspired by doing the same workouts each time or using the gym all the day, taking time to browse through Youtube videos or fitness blogs can help you gain some new ideas and new inspiration of things to add into your everyday life. I recently posted about using Youtube as a workout inspiration guide, and shared some exercise videos that can be done in the comfort of your own home. You can view this post here.

4. Boost Your Metabolism
There are many different ways to boost your metabolism, which helps to burn calories and help with weight loss. Eating more protein is the simplest way of increasing your metabolic rate. Food such as eggs are a great source of protein and beneficial saturated fats, as well as salmon which is highly enriched with Omega 3. Another idea is to replace your snacks with small handfuls of nuts, which makes your digestive system work harder throughout the day and therefore use more calories. By spicing our food, with spices such as chilli, ginger and tumeric, these are great metabolism boosters, that aid to burning calories and aids weight loss. Also, eating little-and-often is a beneficial in the role of helping to maintain a healthy weight and keeping hunger/snacking at bay.

5. Use Home Furniture For Workout Equipment
Working out at home doesn't have to cost a fortune, and neither does your equipment. If you're on a tight budget, don't have time to hit the gym or just find exercising hard to fit into your schedule, using home furniture/interiors/objects can help you with your workouts. You could use tins and cans as weights, use your stairs as a step up, use chairs or tables for exercising, as well as spacious floor space.

So there we have it, this is second part  of my "Get Fit and Healthy At Home" series. Hopefully you have learnt something new or have taken some advice on board, in which you can incorporate into your everyday life!

If you missed part one, you can view that post here.

How do you get fit and healthy at home? What tips and tricks do you have? Is there any of these tips you would like to start including in your day to day life?

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