Fitness Tips for the New Year

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One of the most popular goals people set for themselves is to get healthy. This can mean different things to different people. For some, they want to cut out junk food, sugar, processed foods. For others, they want to exercise more consistently. And others want to exercise and eat in order to gain muscle. Whatever “healthy” means to you, it probably means you should be exercising.

Running on a treadmill thereby including some aerobic exercising

It can seem hard to get a workout in during a busy day. It is also easier just to come up with excuses to not workout. C’mon you know a few! “I’m too tired, I’ll do a double workout tomorrow”, “I just feel too full”, “I have so much work to do”, “I want to relax!”, “There’s no time”. If you start making exercise a priority, you will find time to get it done. One of the best tips is to just do it first thing after you wake up and have a healthy breakfast or snack. This way, you can’t put it off or say you’re too tired when you come home from work or school or errands.

Another tip is to find exercises you can do at home. A big reason we fail to work out is because we think the gym is too far. Not only is your work out 45 minutes, but it takes 30 minutes round trip to get to and from the gym, then another 30 minutes to shower and change. If you are at home, you can have no excuse not to get a workout in. I’m going to put some great bodyweight exercises below to help get you going. For these you don’t even need equipment!

Now it’s time to set a routine, stick to it, and keep going! It can be tough keeping up the motivation after you have been going for a few weeks, but it’s important to self-motivate. Maybe you need a partner to workout with, to keep you in check, or maybe you need to incentivize yourself. Whatever that secret sauce is, you need to find it and stick with it.

At Home Exercises

Pushups

Crunches

Front Plank

Side Plank

Squat Jumps

Lunge

Glute Bridge

Hip Rotations 

Bonus!
There are lots of great video workouts on the Fitness Blender YouTube Channel. They range from easy workouts to intense!

 

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