Now that we’re into October and heading into the holidays, life is only going to get busier! But, that doesn’t mean that you need to let your fitness fall by the wayside. Try these tips to incorporate activity into your day – even when you’re constantly on the go!
1. Take the Stairs
Jared from Tone and Tighten says to imagine the elevator is always broken! When you opt for the stairs, you’ll not only be getting more steps in, but Jared says it’s always a great butt and leg workout.
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a training technique in which you complete short, intense bursts of cardio exercise followed by a short rest period. People love HIIT because it burns a ton of calories in a shorter period of time, boosts your metabolism and whips you into tip-top shape. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should add HIIT to your workout routine.
HIIT workouts are perfect for someone with a busy schedule. 15 minutes of HIIT can be more effective than an hour long job on a treadmill. What’s better? There’s no equipment necessary for HIIT! Squeeze in during your lunch break or wake up 25 minutes early to burn mega calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness level.
Not sure what weights to reach for in Dumbbell Burnout or Slim and Strong: Weights Challenge? Jessica Bailey, certified personal trainer and blogger at SassyGirlFitness, fills us in on how to select the right weight for your strength.
Start Without Weight
It may seem ineffective, but Jessica says that it’s actually important to do the move without any weight to start. She says that this ensures that you can maintain the proper form, and helps make sure that you don’t get injured.