In a time where being at home 24 hours a day is the norm, it’s important to find unique ways to stay active and healthy. There are steps you can take to maintain a consistent exercise routine and healthy diet plan without too much hassle. It’s best to start simple and, over time, slowly raise the bar. While you might have to scratch out plans for heading out to the gym or a local healthy restaurant, you can create a personal system to stay healthy and active without them.
Exercising at Home
No gym? No problem. Setting up a home routine is easier than ever. The first thing you want on your list is an exercise app that fits you. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or just tone what you have, there’s an application for every category.
In terms of equipment, there’s plenty to choose from. And, best of all, you can order almost every item online. Many of them are light-weight and won’t add extra costs to shipping. Some, though, are a tad heavy. Either way, here are a few of the must-haves for consistent exercise:
Dumbbells and Kettlebells
Dumbbells are the basic building block for almost every exercise routine. Lighter sets are available (usually) for shipping. They’re fantastic because you can use them for basic sets, building muscle, and more. If you mix these in with other exercises, they can add a lot to the results you’re looking for. Kettlebells are a bit different. It can be a bit tedious to find and order these. However, kettle grips are a fantastic alternative. They mesh with your dumbbells to replicate an original kettlebell. Kettlebells, or the kettlebell grip, broaden your exercise routine options.
Exercise Ball and Yoga Mat
The exercise ball and yoga mat are something like best friends in the world of light exercise. These two make a great combination for people looking for easy workouts on a daily basis. These are great for ab workouts, partner workouts, and most yoga positions and stretches.
A Healthy Eating Kitchen Essential
Once you’ve established an exercise routine, it’s important to work on a healthy diet. There are plenty of essentials for any kitchen, but one small appliance really sticks out. If you had to choose only one thing for your diet routine, you couldn’t go wrong with the blender.
A blender can open a world of opportunities for you. Healthy smoothies, salsas, cocktail making, and more, are a breeze with a blender. It’s easy to integrate this appliance into almost any diet. You can also use them for measuring, they’re easy to clean, and often have multiple blending types.