Walk At Home While You Work At Home
One of the most efficient and effective ways to burn calories is to walk and it is without a doubt less physically demanding, although it can very easily become quite challenging given our daily routines of life, with work, to commitments at home, to just fitting in everything that we could possibly fit in within a hectic 24 hours. This is exactly why, prioritizing walking in essential and a must.
Here are a few informative tips about house walking and how it can help you burn calories whilst being at home.
How do you walk at home?
Don’t worry about having a certain distance to walk to. This method is set to simplify things. For example, time yourself for about 5-10 minutes and walk around your house and if you have stairs walk up and down your stairs as well. Try and do this 2 times a day at least and you will soon realize that you are beginning to lose weight just by walking around your house.
Tips for walking at home
Even if it seems like something that you might not really consider doing at first, give it a shot and come up with a simple plan. Here are a few tips to motivate you to get in that much needed cardio from the comfort of your home.
1 – Set up our own goal.
You could start off by thinking of a number of steps that you would like to do before the end of the day. Don’t let it exhaust you. Think of a number that you are comfortable with to start off with. This will give you that motivation that you need, since you cannot walk outside or get on the treadmill as you used to.
You could also increase your total steps every 4 days by a 1000, to keep challenging yourself and to improve your fitness. (Remember, walking is always a good way to keep your blood flowing).
2 – Track your steps.
This will help you count steps and also provide other data, like the amount of calories you have burned, which can be useful and motivating as the same time. Since you cannot go out to buy one, it is best that you use your phone and download a step counter if your phone does not have one.
3 – Move, don’t just sit around.
The more you move your body, the more steps you will get in and the more steps that you get in the more calories you will burn. It is as simple as that. Listen to music while you walk if it helps you or you could also walk while you speak to someone over the phone instead of sitting in one place. NOTE- You could do it together with the person that you are speaking to and that way both of you can burn calories while you speak to each other.
4 – Be creative and add some bodyweight workouts.
If you feel like it is boring and tedious to do the same thing, day in and day out, since you are already probably bored with being at home, try a variety of bodyweight exercises. Lunges, pushups, squats, butt kickers or side kickers are a few that you can try. You could stop every 5 minutes and 10-15 repetitions of an exercise. This will help you tone the rest of your body, while burning calories. It is a good way to keep you going.
Try this out. A quick interval set. (Simple and easy, yet effective and pleasing)
There are lots of walking videos and workouts that you can do at home, if you are not sure as to how to get in a good workout and if you are finding it hard to come up with your own ideas. Besides walking while you multitask, here is an example of an at home walking interval set you can do when you have about 15-20 minutes to spare.
Set time: 6–8 minutes
Total sets: 2–4
- Walk briskly for 3–5 minutes. This can be easy the first go-round, but try to pick up the pace as you progress further.
- Do a set of walking lunges for 1 minute, (alternating legs).
- Walk with high-knees for 1 minute.
- Next do 10 push up and 10 squats and continue walking for 2 minutes.
- Repeat this again later on as time permits, (With some extra effort).
- Feel free to change the order according to how you feel it sparks more interest in you.
- You are just getting started. Awesome!