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4 Simple Ways To Get Fit in the New Year

4 Simple Ways To Get Fit in the New Year

Have you thought about getting fitting in the new year, but simply just can’t find the time?  There are plenty of simple and fun ways to help making you get fitter in the New Year achievable.

Skipping Rope

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. A skipping rope might seem like one of the most basic pieces of equipment, but there is a reason it has stood the test of time. Do you remember the hours of joy you had a child with a skipping rope? We knew how to get our surges of endorphins back then and there is no reason why we can’t access that same sense of fun in our workouts now. The beauty of a little portable device like a skipping rope is that you can fit in a ten minute workout just about anywhere, in the garden, behind your office, at the bus stop. Only joking. Sneak in ten minutes three times a day and you’ve already had half an hour of cardio. It’s virtually painless and you’ll be walking on air during the rest of the day.

Walking on the Treadmill

Cold, rainy or snowy weather is the downside of winter time. But imagine if you didn’t have to go out in it in order to get your running fix. Having a treadmill in the house is a great way to keep up with your miles when you just don’t feel like braving the elements. They are also great for people who are reluctant runners because you can place them in front of the telly in order to keep your mind off the time. Some even have a place to put your favorite book, or you can listen to music or a podcast. However you use it, having a treadmill in the house is a great way to keep fit.

Biking

Ask any cyclist who has done other sports in the past to keep fit and they will tell you how their body has changed from being on the bike. Cycling gives your body an all-over workout like none other. Apart from the massive cardio vascular benefits, constant low impact engagement means that you get that lean muscle look that is so sought after. You also gain upper body strength from supporting your weight on the handlebars as well as the pulling motion you need for steering. The only potential downside is that you might need to fork out for extra food from all those calories you’ll be burning. But there again, you won’t need to worry about all that holiday overeating.

Getting a Pet

Having any sort of pet is meant to be good for lowering your blood pressure, and that is key to being healthy. Think about how relaxed you feel when watching fish swim round in a tank. But, beyond simply relaxing, you can go one step further in fitness with certain pets. Why not consider a dog? A dog is a commitment and that means walkies two or three times a day. Just getting out there in the fresh air with your dog gives you the benefits of moving your body as well as getting your daily sun exposure, which builds vitamin D. If you can, adopt a dog from a local shelter and talk to the people there about varying temperaments. You want to be sure you end up with a dog who likes to go out for a good amount of time but isn’t difficult to walk.

I hope you enjoyed these simple and effective ways to get fit in the New Year!

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