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How To Stick to Your Home Exercise?

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Let’s face it, sticking to a home workout practice is difficult. There are too many distractions, and sometimes you make excuses to not exercise at all. Tight schedules, busy life, and balancing work-life does enough damage to your physical and mental health.

You have little time left for a workout, right? But that’s all the more reason to include home practice. If you’re struggling to find discipline in life, follow this guide.

1.Choose Short Workouts

Don’t overwhelm yourself with longer workout routines. Pick a challenging workout routine that you can complete in 30 minutes. For instance, cardio, power yoga, or circuit training are the optimal choice for a shorter but effective workout.

Alternatively, you can use equipment to add variety to your routine. Let your muscles guess what’s coming today! It’ll also keep you from getting bored with the same routine. Here’s a list of equipment you can use:

Yoga mat

Resistance bands

Heavy and light sets of weights

Cardio equipment like elliptical, bike, or treadmill

If none of this equipment is available, you can use furniture and bodyweight. For instance, you can do burpees, pushups, mountain climbers, lunges, squats, planks, and arch-ups. Use a couch or a chair for step-ups and tricep dips.

Apart from the aforementioned equipment, you can also invest in gym wear that motivates you to get up every day. Browse our mental health awareness clothing range and be part of our drive to increase mental health awareness.

2.Create An Exercise Area

Set up a corner in your home for the workout. It could be anywhere but make sure there’s enough space to spread your yoga mat or use other workout equipment. It doesn’t need to be a long hall since you’ll be working out alone. Know that having a workout area will keep you motivated to continue your home practice.

3.Relax and Love It

Don’t treat your workout like a dreadful everyday chore. Consider it an opportunity for self-care and an escape from the worries of the world. Especially if you have a chronic worrying disorder due to anxiety, you can use this time to train yourself and relax. This will help you stick to the routine, and you’ll learn to love your home workout.

4.Ask Someone To Join

If you struggle to regularly workout, you can always ask someone to tag along. Find a workout friend – someone who will encourage you and keep you motivated. If you know someone who struggles with the same problems, that’s a plus point. This way, you both can work out together, and if one feels like ditching the plans, the other will encourage them.

5.Set Your Target

What’s your purpose for a home practice? What are you trying to achieve? Is it a toned body or to build endurance? Set up attainable but challenging goals. Start small and then gradually raise the challenge. Don’t forget to celebrate your small wins!

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