Updated: Nov 5
It’s important to exercise, even if you’re busy or don’t think you have the time. Not only does exercise help you look and feel better, but it also provides numerous healthy benefits such as improved heart health, better sleep and greater brain function. Plus, exercise can help alleviate some of the effects of aging as well as helping you lose weight and maintain your weight loss if you are overweight or obese. To make sure you are able to fit exercise into your busy schedule, follow these 10 fitness hacks to help you get in shape fast without spending hours at the gym.
Quick Weight Loss Workout - This will show you how to lose weight fast by doing simple exercises that target different parts of your body.
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1) Use a trash bag as a sweat suit
You've probably seen those plastic trash bags that people wear to sweat out the pounds, but you may not have realized that you can actually use them as fitness gear. Wearing a trash bag while working out will make you sweat more, which means you'll burn more calories. Plus, it's a great way to stay warm if you're working out in a cold environment.
Here's how to do it
-Get a large plastic garbage bag and lay it on the ground with the opening facing up.
-Sit down on one side of the garbage bag and pull your legs up to your chest so they are pointing straight ahead at an angle (like a V).
-Wrap one arm around your bent leg and tuck it under your bottom. Wrap the other arm around your other leg and tuck it under your bottom as well.
-Pull both arms close to each other so they overlap and hold them tight against your body (this should cause some tension). Now slowly lie back onto the garbage bag so that you are lying flat on top of it, with your arms still tucked tightly against your body.
2) Borrow expensive equipment to try it out
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get in shape. In fact, there are plenty of ways to work out without breaking the bank. One way is to borrow expensive equipment from a friend or neighbor before you buy it. This way, you can try it out and see if it's something you'll actually use. If not, you're only out the cost of a short-term loan, rather than the purchase price of the equipment.
Health articles about fitness recommend borrowing a bike from a family member or friend, borrowing exercise DVDs from the library, using your own body weight for pushups and crunches instead of buying weights.
3) Play games on your phone while you workout
You can stay fit and have fun at the same time by playing games on your phone while you work out. There are many health articles about fitness and how important it is to stay active, but sometimes it's hard to find the motivation to do so. That's where these fitness hacks come in!
By playing games on your phone, you can trick your brain into thinking you're actually working out. And who knows, you might just come to enjoy it.