It’s everyone’s goal to stay lean throughout their life. When you are young it is obviously a lot easier, but once you get older you need to stay active and eat healthy. We will keep the healthy eating part for another day, but here are seven great things you can do to stay fit.
This is the most basic thing to do, yet walking seriously can burn the calories off if you stick to it. You can walk around your neighborhood, on a treadmill or even around a mall you love to shop at. If you walk briskly you can burn about 250 calories per half hour.
– Squats (weighted or unweighted)
It may seem as though squating is a simple move, but how about doing it multiple times? This is what you would do to workout your legs. You can do this in the comfort of your own home, with or without weights. I recommend some dumbells once you start to get stronger.
– Standard Push Ups
Another very basic thing to try, it works wonders for the body. Doing sets at a time can really build up your strength in the arms and the abdomen area. If you really want to challenge yourself you can also put a weight on your back. Another tip is doing fingertip pushups for extra burn.
Much like squats, this is another great way to build up strong leg muscles. Chances are you will be sore the first few times you try these out, but they are nonetheless great to get yourself some definition in the legs as well as strengthen then.
– Ab Work
Your body begins at the core, so if you want to strengthen that core you need to do ab work. Most of the time, that means sit ups or crunches. They can both make your body stronger throughout if you do them correctly. Make sure to not rush into the workout too fast or you will burn out though. You have to give them time to rest.
If you do all five of these workouts together, you will target about every important muscle. I recommend to try and set up a sort of circuit if you wish, or do 2-3 one day and 2-3 others the next. The important thing is to keep staying active and tone those body parts.