No gym membership? Busy Schedule? No Problem! In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find the time and the energy to invest and commit to a gym membership. Sure, we all would like to think that we’ll find time to go to the gym, but at the end of the day we feel drained and ready for bed. Luckily, there are alternatives to losing weight that don’t involve going to the gym everyday. Instead of committing to the gym, commit to these helpful tips! There are lots of workouts and exercises you can do throughout the day that fit into even the busiest of schedules. Whether you’re at work, on the go or at home, these tips and tricks are perfect for those of you that don’t have the time to go to the gym! Keep reading to find out more on how you can start living a healthier life style.
Tip #1: Prepare Breakfast The Night Before
Believe it or not, eating a well balanced breakfast every morning has a big impact on weight loss. Some people believe the myth that avoiding a meal in the morning will reduce fat, but the reality is skipping out on breakfast can actually make you gain more weight. Why? because after you wake up from having slept all night, your body is out of fasting mode and needs nutrients in order to function properly. Skipping out on breakfast can take a toll on your energy levels and increases appetite.But, by eating a well balanced meal or snack before starting your day, you’ll give your body energy to sustain itself for longer without the need to eat a heavy lunch. It’s been proven that small meals throughout the day helps accelerate weight loss.
Tip #2: Take The Stairs Or Bike To Work If Able
If you are not a morning person or live too far away from work, biking may not be a good option for you. In that case, take the stairs instead of the elevators and if you have time, go for a walk during lunch time. For those that could bike, this is a great option and tip for losing weight! Biking in the morning not only helps burn calories, physical activity in the morning boosts energy, mood and keeps you motivated throughout the day. Biking home after work is also a great way to relieve stress and to give yourself a mental cool down. And then of all the gas money you could be saving! This is a healthy option for both you and the environment. Get biking!
Tip #4: Eat Smaller Portions Throughout The Day
Did you know that research has proven eating smaller meals throughout the day instead of consuming 3 large meals a day is better for you? Not only is it better for you, it also can help you lose weight. Why? Because eating small, nutritious meals throughout the day helps sustain energy levels aka, helps your body burn calories faster. Smaller portions digest faster and are less likely to turn into fat. When you eat big meals your body can’t digest it as well, leading to slower metabolism levels and increased fat. Smaller portions will also help reduce appetite & cravings.
Tip #5: Do A Mini Workout During Commercials Of Your Fav. T.V Show
After a long and tiresome day, we often times find ourselves winding down in front of a T.V. If this is you, this is the perfect time to fit in some exercise! During commercials or every 15 minutes, pause your show and do a 5 minute mini-workout. 1 minute each of pushups, sit ups, squats, wall sits or anything that gets your blood pumping! This will give you more energy to feel motivated to make healthier life choices so don’t skip out on this one!