Skipping the gym for a home workout is a time saver, helping you be more consistent with daily exercise goals. I am not a physcial fitness expert. I am a registered dietitian. I use evidence based information to address nutrition from a healthy aging perspective, and by integrating food and physical activity, I champion practical ways to reach fitness goals that include:
• maintaining a healthy weight
• preserving lean muscle mass
• reducing body fat
• preventing bone loss
My goal isn’t to tell you how to exercise, but merely to encourage you to get some physical activity, everyday. I’ve discussed the importance of consistency; it’s what separates those who reach their goals and those who do not. With the holiday season in full swing, today’s post is a reminder not to give up on your fitness goals, but to be inspired to be your personal best. If getting to the gym is a struggle now, consider the time savings of a simple home gym. Eliminate that 20 or 30 minute commute by giving yourself the gift of some simple fitness equipment appropriate for functional fitness. I have medicine balls, a stability ball, a bosu, jump rope, pull up bar, and free weights. I store these items in my garage. They could also be stored in an empty closet and pulled out when your ready to hustle.
Remember, some activity is better than no activity. What strategies do you use to stay consistent with exercise around the holidays? Do you have a home gym? If so, what equipment do you include?