Regular exercise has so many benefits. It can help ward off health problems like heart disease and high blood pressure, boost your mood and relieve stress, increase your energy, and even help you sleep better. What’s not to love?
Experts recommend adults get a minimum of 150 minutes a week (a little more than 20 minutes each day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and do strength-training that works the major muscle groups at least two days a week. But there are other ways to boost physical activity outside of your regular workouts and reap additional health benefits. Here are thirteen ways to sneak more exercise into your day.
Quit the cuddling and spend some QT time at the gym instead. “Research shows that 94 percent of couples stick with their fitness programs when they workout together,” says Jari Love, certified personal trainer and fitness DVD star. Here, some moves to try together. More
I’ll be honest: I’m not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between different pots and pans on the stove. Nothing’s ever done at the same time, and it’s just not my idea of a relaxing evening in the kitchen. And let’s not even start on the pile of dishes. Enter one-pot and one-pan dinners.
All that time you spend getting “bikini ready” for a beach vacation can be undone with this one very common thing. With each bite, each sip, you can undo your very hard work and make it that much harder to resume normal life at home.
What you’re eating (or for that matter, not eating) is the biggest diet mistake you make on vacation. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest to address and still have as much fun as you banked on! More
I started using Fit Radio because I was tired of struggling to build the perfect workout mix on my own week in and week out.
You might have noticed that a favorite habit of your fellow runners is to take a quick shot of their watches post-workout. Their results show up in your feed in all their glory: Time spent running and, of course, pace. A morning scroll through so many Garmin faces could encourage you to hit the track—or possibly, discourage you from getting #upandout. Because, of course, your speed might not exactly match theirs.
Let me tell you a secret: Squats and lunges are not the magic ingredients for getting a better butt. Yes, they’re both *great* lower-body exercises that recruit tons of muscles, but they aren’t the be-all and end-all of boosting your glutes. That’s great news if you have knee pain, because you can do all these booty-blasting moves without worrying about bugging your knees. (Must-read: 4 Reasons Why You Have Pain Behind Your Knee) More
Vacations usually mean a two-week hiatus from physical activity and fitness but it doesn’t have to. There are many ways that you can sneak in a workout without disrupting the leisurely vacation that you have been craving all year.
Cycling is on the rise. Bike shares are popping up in cities across the country. An increasing number of workers are commuting on two wheels. And more folks are pedaling for fresh air and fitness. The number one concern among all of them? Traffic—specifically staying safe when navigating streets busy with cars. More