Let’s face it, with the hustle and bustle of life coupled with the stresses of work, most of us find it difficult to set aside time to hit the gym or attend workout classes. However, don’t let that hinder you from achieving your fitness goals, because getting fit and healthy can easily be done right at home or within your living premises. Here are some of the more effective exercises that you can try out within the confines of your home and neighborhood to get you on the right track to achieving your dream body and getting fit and healthy.
Jogging is a type of aerobic workout that increases your heart rate and rate of breathing to allow you to effectively lose weight and burn fat. In addition to helping you burn off calories, jogging also helps in increasing your stamina. The hormones that are released during this workout will also improve your mood.
Plus, jogging around your neighborhood allows you to explore the area and meet your neighbors. All you need is a pair of running shoes, comfortable clothing, and an adrenaline-pumping playlist on your phone.
There are many reasons why you should take up cycling as a form of exercise and as a social cause. Firstly, cycling helps to build muscles in the body and burns calories. A 30-minute bicycle ride effectively burns 250 to 500 calories, depending on the intensity of your workout, while an hour long journey can burn up to 800 calories. Secondly, cycling regularly will reduce the risk of heart diseases and cut your cancer risk, as discovered by a study done by the University of Glasgow and released earlier this year (read it here).
Cycling is environmental-friendly too as compared to other modes of transport, such as taking the bus and driving. There are NO harmful greenhouse gases emitted that contribute to global warming. By taking up cycling, not only will you be improving your health and building muscle, you will also play your part in helping save Mother Earth. Now, go kill two birds with one stone!
Yoga at home
Technology has truly changed the landscape of fitness, as fitness instructors in the gym are now replaced by fitness instructors you communicate with online via video chat, fitness consultations are now taken over by interactive apps and instructors found on Youtube are now favored over yoga gurus in live classes. All you need is Wi-Fi in your home (to provide you with instant access to the best yoga instructors online), a yoga mat, and comfortable workout clothes for you to work towards being the most flexible version of yourself.
Here are some of the top-rated and most followed yoga channels on Youtube:
- Yoga with Adriene
- Sarah Beth Yoga
- Faith Hunter
- Yoga with Kassandra
- Yoga with Briohny
Most, if not all, of Suntrust developments include a basketball court within the premises as part of the amenities provided for residents. Basketball is effective in building bone strength, burning calories, and developing motor and coordination skills, boosting strength training, and strengthening the heart. As basketball is a team sport, you will also be able to meet new friends and develop strong relationships with your teammates, significantly improving your social life and increasing your social circle.
Being able to play hoops is just one of the perks if you choose to live in a Suntrust neighborhood. Other Suntrust communities even have a swimming pool and gym facilities. No need to go far from home to hustle for that muscle. Discover your #SuntrustHome now.