Be Active, Even If You’re Just At Home

Be Active, Even If You’re Just At Home


Keeping yourself fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to be active outside every time.

Yes, that’s right.

You CAN be active, even if you’re just at home.

Here are some ways:

  • Run up the stairs. Running up the stairs back and forth doesn’t only help you stay active, but also strengthens your heart and lower body muscles – further conditioning it for greater physical tasks.
  • Go up and down the couch. And for those who don’t have stairs, you can use your couch instead. Just use one leg at a time – not like you’re just running up the stairs. Go slowly as the couch is leveled higher than a step. Any fast movement will cause you to fall down instead.
  • Sweep the floor. Being active is not just limited to doing traditional exercises like push-ups. You can also be active by doing simple, everyday tasks like sweeping the floor to strengthen both your upper and lower body muscles.
  • Wash the dishes. Being active is also not just limited to moving your entire body here and there. You can just stand up, wash the dishes, and voila – you’re being active. Always remember, everything we do is a form of exercise – and that includes standing and just washing the dishes.
  • Start a new house project. While starting new house projects typically aims for you to unleash your creativity, it’s also one great way to be active for days, weeks, or months. Just remember to choose a house project that you can “actually” work on, even by yourself. If you’re not that confident about your physical conditioning, follow the ways I’ve mentioned above beforehand. You can also start small with your house projects such as painting the walls in your bedroom or replacing the tiles in your bathroom. Either way, it will set your body up for greater house projects such as breaking down walls to add space in your kitchen or making your own wood furniture.

You see, you don’t have to be outside every time just to keep yourself fit and healthy. Always remember, everything we do is a form of exercise – be it sweeping floors, washing dishes, or even carrying the tools you will use (just like the wood routers found on this link) for that new house project of yours from the basement.

So, what are you waiting for? Be active, even if you’re just at home – right now!

Remember These If You’ve Been Very Active Lately

Remember These If You’ve Been Very Active Lately

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Being active can be positively overwhelming; however, remember these if you’ve been very active lately:

Take it easy.

Being active doesn’t mean you have to participate at everything in life. It also doesn’t mean you have to give all your best at everything in life. Most of all, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice what you want or even what you need for the sake of winning at everything in life. Take it easy. Take a good rest, as often as you can if possible. It will help you clear your mind, as well as keep yourself up and running without compromising who you are and what you do.

Drink up.

I know. For most of you, it goes like this: “expectation” (beer or wine) vs. “reality” (water, fresh juice, refreshing smoothies, and other healthy drinks). Yep! That’s right. Drink up on “reality” and get hydrated enough for your body to replenish its spent energy, as well as to help fight off diseases and boost your immune system. Drinking plenty of fluids also helps you manage your weight, as well as get your skin a better complexion. In other words, you’ll simply be healthy – both inside and out.

Drink up on fresh juice and refreshing smoothie, which you can make at home with those seen in!

Balance your life.

As mentioned before, being active doesn’t mean you have to participate at everything in life. That being said, it also means you don’t have to entirely focus on a number of things. You need to balance your life where every aspect can exist harmoniously. Even more so, you need to balance your life without fully compromising other aspects. Be it at home, at work, at school, or when it comes to socializing – you need to balance your life, just enough for your world to keep rotating beautifully.

You are not alone.

As they say, “no man is an island.” This principle also applies when it comes to being active in life. If you’ve been very active lately, why not share how you truly feel and what you are going through with other people like your family and closest friends? Each one of us deserves to have someone by our side when things get too much or even too little, being active in life included. Always remember, you are not alone. Your family and closest friends will always be there to support you, no matter what happens.

Check out some ways to get active this summer in the easiest and healthiest way possible!

Finding the Time for Exercise


Wanting to stay fit is easy. It is the doing part that makes it hard. Many people make plans to fit in at least a half hour or one of fitness workout every day. But busy schedules and other varied reasons often make it seem impossible to follow through. The trouble with letting being busy get in the way of exercise is that it may become habitual. If left unchecked, it could stop you from achieving your health and fitness goals. Here are some ideas on how to make time for a workout regardless of how busy your day gets.

1. Get quality sleep. The trick to finding time to exercise is to improve the quality of your sleep. Lack of sleep makes you feel tired and less inclined to exercise the next day. Figure out how many hours of sleep you need to give your mind and body ample time to rest. If you want to make time for exercise, set a regular sleep-wake schedule that allows for at least 30 minutes of workout before you officially start your day.

2. Wake up early. There are many perks in starting your day earlier than most people do. Many highly successful people in their respective fields reveal daily routines that start very early in the morning, which usually includes doing at least an hour of exercise or physical activity they enjoy. The quickest way to find time to exercise is to set your alarm earlier than you usually do, get out of bed when it goes off, and exercise at home or hit the gym to begin your day with a good workout.

3. Stretch and move. Not everyone bounces out of bed cheerfully after the alarm goes off. Some require a lot of willpower to peel themselves off their beds. A great way to get your flowing and avoid the temptation to go back to bed is to stretch your muscles. You can also learn yoga so you could combine meditation and exercise to start your morning right.

4. Find ways to keep moving. If at-home exercise before you leave for work seems nearly impossible, you can take advantage of your daily commute to get the workout you need. Stretch your walking time by choosing the farthest parking spot from your office building. If you commute by bus or subway, you can get off at least one or two stops earlier so you can walk or run the rest of the way.