Even Lazy People Can Get In Shape

Getting fit takes some effort, but you don’t have to spend all your time working out. Even lazy people can get in shape by making a few changes in their habits. You don’t have to be lazy to use these tips. They can boost your progress and add to any program. If you’re just starting a workout program, many of these tips can give it a boost. Whether it’s building muscles or burning fat, getting faster results is always welcome.

Add extra steps to your day.

Change little things. Park further from the store and walk. If you only have a few bags, carry the groceries to the car instead of pushing them in a cart. Take the steps instead of the elevator. If your destination is several flights up, walk up one or two floors and then take the elevator. If you take the bus to work, get off a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way. Wear ankle or wrist weights when you walk.

Focus on your diet and eating healthier.

Use meal plans and make a week’s worth of meals in one session. Meal plans are designed especially for your needs and contain a shopping list. All you do is get the groceries and cook. Cooking everything at once saves time and money. If you’re cooking a chicken, you use the meat for several meals and the broth for soup. It’s quicker and only takes a few minutes to heat and eat during the week. If you double the recipe, you can build a store of prepared meals and skip cooking that week.

Break your exercise session into several smaller ones.

You don’t have to do a solid 30-minute session. You can do three ten-minute sessions or divide it any way you choose. If you have 15 minutes in the morning, use that 15 minutes to exercise. Have your workout program written down so you can pick it up where you finished earlier. Include all forms of exercise in your workout and don’t forget to do warm-ups and cool-downs.

  • Digestion causes some foods to burn more calories than they contain, like celery. Spicy foods like hot peppers can boost your metabolism. Drinking ice water also burns calories to warm your body.
  • Get adequate sleep to help burn fat. Lack of sleep slows your metabolism and creates an imbalance in the hormone’s ghrelin and leptin. It causes the body to make more ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and less leptin, the satiety hormone.
  • Increase your intensity and make workouts shorter. HIIT workout—high intensity interval training—gets you in shape faster. You’ll spend less time exercising. HIIT isn’t an exercise but a way of doing any exercise. You alternate between high-intensity and a recovery pace.
  • Trick yourself into eating less. Use smaller plates. It makes your serving size look bigger. Drink a full glass of water for half an hour before eating a meal. The water fills you up so you eat less.

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