Nowadays, in order to keep fit, most people regularly attend fitness clubs. But there is also one category of people who are on the go all the time and find difficulty in doing sports activities due to the lack of time. Today for “those” we would like to share some advice which can be done around the house or outside and beneficial for their health. Moreover, these exercises are recommended for housewives who are busy doing housework. Here are simple, practical ways to work exercise into your day even when you’re short on time:
Around the House
– When you go outside to pick up your morning newspaper, take a brisk 5-minute power walk up the street in one direction and back in the other.
-If you’re housebound caring for a sick child or grandchild, hop on an exercise bike or do a treadmill workout while your ailing loved one nap.
– Try 5 to 10 minutes of jumping jacks. (A 150-pound woman can burn 90 calories in one 10-minute session.)
– Cooking dinner? Do standing push-ups while you wait for a pot to boil. Stand about an arm’s length from the kitchen counter, and push your arms against the counter. Push in and out to get toned arms and shoulders.
– After dinner, go outside and play tag or shoot baskets with your kids and their friends.
-Just before bed or while you’re giving yourself a facial at night, do a few repetitions of some dumbbell exercises, suggests exercise instructor Sheila Cluff.
– Walk around the block several times while you wait for your child to take a music lesson. As your fitness level improves, add 1-minute bursts of jogging to your walks.
– Walk around medical buildings if you have a long wait for a doctor’s appointment. “I always ask the receptionist to give me an idea of how long I have left to wait,” Cluff says. “Most are usually very willing to tell you.”
– While your son or daughter plays a soccer game, walk around the field.
– Turn a trip to a park with your child into a mini-workout for you. Throw a ball back and forth and run for fly balls.