Many of our lives have been disrupted by the worldwide pandemic; daily routines have been effected, holidays have been cancelled and the world has been put on hold. Fortunately, you don’t need to press pause on your fitness as there are plenty of ways you can stay fit at home by working short bursts of home workouts into your everyday life. With Auro, you have access to world-class personal trainers in a more affordable, accessible, and convenient way so now you can stay fit at home anytime.
Here are some tips on staying fit at home:
#1 Bodyweight exercise
Bodyweight training doesn’t need any equipment and can be done anywhere and anytime. The main benefit of bodyweight training is that you build strength without investing hours a week. A short, full-body HIIT routine, including lunges and squats with short breaks in between, can effectively build muscle. Compared to a 30-min cardio sprint on the treadmill you burn about 295 calories (cal), a HIIT bodyweight session can burn about 400cal! Auro has over a hundred of short and intense HIIT workouts!
#2 Skipping exercise
An excellent way to keep fit, skipping can be done anywhere at any time. Just a few minutes of skipping brings a range of health benefits, including better heart and lung fitness, stronger bones, balance, and flexibility. The average person will burn up to 200 cal for 15 minutes of skipping!
#3 Take short fitness breaks when sitting
Whether you’re working at your desk or watching Netflix, get up and move around and stretch for 5 to 10 minutes for every hour you sit. Pace around the room, or do 10 to 20 jumping jacks and burn up to 50cal.
#4 Eat at least 3 well-balanced meals a day
Balanced meals give you all the nutrients you need to help you stay fit. Choose lean protein, whole-grain bread and pasta, and plenty of fruits and vegetables with every meal. Aim for 400cal for breakfast, 600cal for lunch and 600cal for dinner; leaving room for a couple of healthy snacks and drinks. Adding up to 2000cal a day for women and 2500cal for men.
#5 Keep healthy snacks available at all times
If you find yourself idly reaching for crisps or cookies, try slicing some apples, carrots and celery to have on hand when you want something to munch on. Nuts, raisins and fruit are also nutritious snacks that can help beat cravings between meals.
#6 Drink water instead of soft drinks
Having 8 to 10 glasses of water a day will keep you well hydrated, which is essential for your overall health and fitness. Keep a water bottle with you at all times, and limit your consumption of coffee and tea, which can be dehydrating.
With a selection of home workouts and outdoor runs, find the perfect one to suit your fitness level and goals. Don’t press pause on your fitness, download the Auro app today and start your 14-day free trial.