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    Simple Workout Routines You Can Integrate Into Your Daily Schedule

    Simple Workout Routines You Can Integrate Into Your Daily Schedule

    Getting in shape is a decision that you will find yourself making at one point or another in your life.

    However, it may be difficult since you could be having a regular day job or a travel work schedule that barely affords you anytime to keep in shape. However, not all hope is lost; you can still get in shape by integrating these simple routines into your daily routine.

    Avoid Taking the Lift

    Consider using the stairs instead of lifts whenever you can. Be it at your home apartments or out shopping at the mall or a hotel, make the stairs your best friend. This routine is simple yet powerful and could help you get in shape quickly. Walking up and down the stairs targets the thigh muscles, the calves, gluteal muscles, and the core. It will help you tone your thighs, strengthen your core and burn calories as you go about your daily activities. So the next time you find yourself in line at a building lift, always take the stairs; it’s less crowded.

    Joining an Onsite Gym

    If your place of work has a gym, this is a good time as any to pay that subscription. The proximity to your workplace means that you have the flexibility and convenience of getting in a good sweat over your lunch break, early in the morning, or after a stressful day at work. This is advantageous, as it ensures you are constantly refreshed and alert on your job without interrupting your daily routine.

    To make it fun, ask a colleague or two to sign up with you, and let them be your accountability partner as you smash those fitness goals you set to achieve. Joining the gym may just be the step you need to take to balance your life and cope with depression or stress.

    Get on That Bicycle

    Another excellent way to integrate a good workout into your daily routine and save some money is to cycle to work. Cycling will help you burn calories, save on transport costs and even get to work or home early. So say goodbye to sitting in traffic every morning and the mad rush hour traffic every evening and hello to an intense workout.

    If you are unsure of where to begin, a road bike is always a great starter bike due to its light weight, speed, reliability, efficiency, and fun cycling. Cycling is an underrated yet beneficial workout that you may adopt into your everyday life as a form of transportation and as an exercise.  Riding a bike is an easy skill to learn, and adapt into your routine, no matter your fitness level.

    Take Regular Breaks From Your Desk

    Rise from your desk once in a while to stretch your muscles. A regular refill of your water bottle, not taking lunch on your desk could be the exercise you need to burn calories, improve your cardiovascular fitness, and keep heart and lifestyle diseases at bay. So, the next time you need help with something, don’t send an email or call; walk over physically to your colleague’s desk and burn a few calories in the process.

    Make Your Leisure Time More Physical

    Instead of sedentary leisure activities such as watching movies, and playing video games, contemplate making your recreational time more physical. For example, you may engage yourself in either indoor or outdoor sports such as football, athletics, martial arts, and swimming. The benefits are numerous. You will reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke, high blood pressure, and other lifestyle diseases while improving your muscle flexibility, strength, and endurance.


    Getting in shape is a decision that you will find yourself making at one point or another in your life. Integrating simple adjustments in your lifestyle like using the stairs, joining a gym, cycling, making your leisure time more physical, and taking regular breaks could be just what you need to achieve those fitness goals you have.

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