Hitting the gym or getting a workout in after work for some of us can be a real challenge, especially when you’ve had a particularly rough day at work.
So, do you hit the gym or hit the couch and grab that TV remote? It’s something we totally understand because believe us, when you’ve had a hard day at work, we know that there’s nothing better than crashing out on the couch in front of the TV watching your favourite show or reading a good book.
However, no matter how busy you are, take the step to push yourself a little to get in a bit of exercise. Some of the busiest people can find time to exercise every single day of the week, and well, if they can, you can too.
Nothing is easy as it seems, of course, but it’s about getting into a routine so that you’ll be able to stay fit and healthy no matter how hectic things are. Getting fit and staying active takes motivation and perseverance. The most common excuse people make for not exercising regularly is that they don’t have enough time.
With these three exercise infographics, you’ll be able to get in a workout at home. That means you can work out every day of the week and there’ll be no excuse you don’t have time to go to the gym! Regular exercise improves cardiovascular health, reduces fat, prevents depression and generally contributes toward self-esteem and well being.
You can start out with the easy 7-Minute workout and then progress to other workouts such as the 20-Minute and 30-Minute Workouts when you feel you’re ready for it. You’ll find them easier the more you do them, so don’t be afraid to up the ante if you’re not getting results.
The 7-Minute Workout
For those of you who have very little time to spare, this workout is ideal for you because you don’t need to sweat it for hours to be healthy. Some of these exercises could be a little difficult if you’ve not exercised for some time, but you only need to do them for 30 seconds each, so don’t give up! The trick is to do this workout is not resting in-between exercises, go full power for the whole seven minutes to get maximum results.
The 20-Minute Workout
This 20-minute Workout is a step up from the 7-Minute Workout. It’s longer but less intense. This is great for you to get in that combination of cardio and strength training. It’ll get your heart pumping and your blood flowing in no time at all. The whole set takes ten minutes and you need to do it twice. If you find it difficult, take a breather between sets if you need to.
The 30-Minute Workout
If anyone tells you that you can’t a proper workout without weights, that is not entirely true. You can exercise without expensive weights. Use your own body weight to get the results. Calves, thighs, glutes, core and triceps will all feel the burn after this session. Now, you don’t need the gym to get in your bit of exercise. You can do all these exercises in your living room after work. This one is longer, so put half an hour aside for it. You’ll feel better for it!