Simple Easy Ideas for Movement That Don’t Require the Gym

Staying Active When Life Gets Busy

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is a major and important part of preventative health and wellness. There will be times when life becomes super busy and it’s not always easy to head to the gym for a workout or commit to scheduling a dedicated workout session. Since this is the end of summer break and it’s time to get the kids ready to go back to school and get back into the grind of things you may find yourself in a super busy season and you just don’t feel like you have the time to devote to your fitness regimen.

 

Today I want to give you some simple ideas for activities you can do that don’t require a lot of time but promote movement in a healthy way so you can stay on track while you go through this busy season.

If your busy schedule isn’t allowing you to make it to the gym and you don’t want to abandon your workouts completely, transitioning to at home workouts might be a good option for you. Committing to 15-20 minute sessions a couple times of the week in the morning or in the afternoon whichever time works best with your schedule. These mini-sessions require little to no equipment. Some types of equipment you might want to purchase are resistance bands, dumbbells, ankle weights, blocks, a stability ball and a mat. Much of the equipment is pretty lightweight and portable so if you are traveling a lot you may find these quick workout sessions convenient. Types of workouts that you can adjust to fit within 15-20 minutes are circuit style workouts, HIIT workouts, pilates, and yoga.

Perhaps spicing up your daily commute and biking to work could work to help you increase your activity levels and remain active. You could have specific days that you bike to work or you can bike and use public transportation. This can also improve your mood and decrease your stress having you happy and ready to face a day at work.

This is pretty self-explanatory, but opting to take the stairs in place of the elevator or parking your car farther out so you have to walk to the entrance. Both of these are good strategies for increasing your daily movement.

Cleaning your home, washing your car, gardening, mowing the lawn. All of these activities require you to do some type of manual labor that requires you to move and are quite physically demanding in some cases. So making sure you’re setting aside time to truly clean your home and do your chores.

 

The above options are just a few ideas designed to help inspire you to get moving and active. While busy schedules do happen and are quite common and sometimes fitness may have to take a backseat due to a demanding lifestyle. Finding creative ways to include fitness into your everyday life and stop thinking it’s just about going to the gym. Expand your mind and explore other options for working out until you’re back to a regular schedule.

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Perhaps you find yourself struggling to get back on track after overcoming a busy season and needing to improve your fitness and health. If that’s the case I can help you by creating an easy and customized fitness routine that will work with your lifestyle while also help you achieve your health and fitness goals. I invite you to experience a FREE Discovery Session today. Learn more about my one on one wellness coaching packages and how I can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Tips & Tricks for Efficient Grocery Shopping

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Improve Your Skin Health

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I’m going to show you 4 simple ways you can improve your skin health by creating a healthy skin care regimen. Continue reading “4 Tips on How to Create A Healthy Skin Care Routine”

Top 5 Gym Hacks to Get & Stay Active

Create A Rock Solid Gym Routine

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Top 5 Meal Prep Apps You Need Now!

My 5 Favorite Meal Prep Apps

On the last blog post, I discussed the importance of meal planning and meal prepping and how utilizing these tasks each week can help you manage the time that you spend in the kitchen more efficiently and more effectively. Meal planning and meal prepping is also a great way to ensure that you are sticking to and following a sound and nutritious diet.

Today I am going to share some of the meal prep apps that perhaps you can include as part of your meal planning and meal prepping process.

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How to Meal Plan & Meal Prep Effectively

Wow, it’s already August and summer is slowly coming to an end. This is the time of year in which a majority of parents are preparing to get ready for the upcoming school year and transition from summer mode into prep mode and getting the family ready for a new school year. This means meeting teachers, getting supply lists, getting new clothes for the school year, backpacks, getting kids back on schedule and into a normal routine. Yet, while you are so busy getting the kids ready for the upcoming year you can easily forget about getting you ready for the upcoming year and spending time establishing normal and healthy routines for yourself. This month, I’m creating a Back to School series that will focus on teaching you How to Create Healthy Routines. I want to give you some simple tips on how you can create healthy daily routines for your nutrition, fitness, and self-care that will help you keep your cool during this hectic time and not abandon your health and wellness. Today we are going to focus on how to save time and stay healthy with meal planning and meal prepping. Continue reading “How to Meal Plan & Meal Prep Effectively”

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Gut Imbalance and Cognitive Health

Understanding the Connection


There is more being discovered about how the gut microbiome plays an important role in the health and well-being of the entire body. The gut microbiome is responsible for immunity, digestive health, protecting the body from inflammation, and maintaining brain health. While it’s a common concept that struggling with gut imbalance can cause issues with your digestive health and a decreased immune system to present itself. It’s not as widely understood how gut imbalances can impact the health and cognitive function of your brain. One of the causes that researchers are beginning to suspect as a possible reason as to how gut imbalance is affecting cognitive health is diet and nutrition.

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