Though we all know that regular exercise every day is a sure shot way of staying fit and in shape for a long time, we do realize that such goals may or may not be fulfilled in the long run.

Getting up early in the morning to go to the gym isn’t possible every day. Sometimes you just can’t make time out for exercise, because of an early meeting or even some unforeseen plans and emergencies. Trying to go for a workout in the evening after long, hard day sounds depressing in the least. The bottom line is, to stay fit and healthy over a longer period of time, without the hassle of going out for workouts is almost like having your cake and eating it too. So, we have compiled a list of the ways in which you could easily stay in shape without leaving the comfort of your home.

1. Just an Hour

Alot an hour everyday for simple and then hardcore exercises, such as a complete set of squats, push-ups, planks, and lunges. A complete round of these exercises helps make sure that each and every part and muscle of your body are thoroughly exercised and loosened up before the start of your day.

2. Stay Hydrated

Drinking water actually helps keep your body fat under control. Research studies show that drinking around four glasses of warm water help clear out all the toxins from your body. Also without the required amount of water in your body, you are more prone to depression, mood swings, cramps and stiffness during and after exercise.

3. Get that Treadmill

Not everything can be achieved without the right equipment. To stay in good shape even in the comfort of your home, you need to work out on a treadmill for at least 20 minutes every day. Walking, jogging or even running provide the perfect balance between warm-up and lumbering down. Even if you are not able to perform more of the harder exercises, it is always advisable to complete your run, so as to burn the required amount of calories, without much hassle.

4. Lift Light Weight

Instead of going out there and actually buying dumbbells, fill in water into bottles of 1-litre water capacity each. Use these as dumbbells, for exercise. You do not need any particular allotted time for lifting these water dumbbells. Just keeping lifting and settling them as you go about the house doing regular and routine activities such as watching TV or even reading a book.

5. Use a Foam Roller

Using a foam roller after a workout can be incredibly soothing to your body. Foam rollers work by releasing muscle tightness – in other words, they give you the personal equivalent of a deep tissue massage. Fifteen minutes with a foam roller will leave you relaxed and relieved of any muscle soreness you may be feeling. Learning how to do foam roller exercises is quite easy, it just takes a little bit of practice and dedication to get the form down. For additional help with this, you can search around online or even head to YouTube for some video demonstrations.

Getting slimmer is not that hard. What is difficult is to stay in shape and not let those calories creep into your body again. There is a great need to maintain a healthy weight nowadays, and that should be your aim. Following these few strategies would help you some along the way. We would advise you to also make a simple yet effective diet chart, to look after your needs, as well as prevent unnecessary binges and indulging.


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