Other than biking, what else you do for exercise everyday? For me personally, I don’t have specific set of exercise or equipment to complement my biking rather than doing these 5 super simple exercise that take almost no effort at all.
1. Walking up the stair:
My office is on the 5th floor and instead of taking the elevator, I climb the stair everyday. Yeah that works like super well. Doing it everyday gives me the boost of energy I need to start a working day.
2. Doing household chores:
Do you know that vacuuming is the best way to relax and exercise at the same time. Everyday before my evening bike ride, I take out my vacuum, put on my favorite music and start cleaning. I just bought the Shark Navigator as suggested by Patricia from Gosureviews, and so far it has worked wonder on my hardwood floors.
3. Walking your dog:
Yeah, this is a classic one. Especially when you have a over excited dog (or any pet) that drags you along. In a way, he walks you instead of you walk him.
4. Walking to lunch:
Don’t just go to the restaurant nearest to your office. Go to one that’s reasonably far away so you still can get back to work in time. And remember take them stairs
5. Photocopy times
Most folks don’t have to do photocopying as much as I have to. If you do, those waiting time for the machine to finish its work are precious. You can the Grok Squat or Pigeon Pose like these.
There you go, my 5 super simple exercise I do everyday which you can do too.
I’m kind of torn between getting a separate heart rate monitor or using an app on my iPhone. Most fitness trainer will suggest you getting a hrm is a better option, but then again what does it offers that an iPhone app doesn’t? So I dig a little bit deeper.
First of all, if you want to simply monitor your heart rate then an app will serve you well whether you are using Iphone, Android phone or Windows phone. While the free app does include some normal function like calories burned and etc, it doesn’t give you a clear overview on how you can improve your training or whether you current workout is effective.
Also, when you want to work out in a certain range of heart rate to achieve your fitness goals then a hrm is a better option. Furthermore, most heart rate monitor let you upload your training routines to their website and analyze them later. I borrowed the Suunto Quest Running Back and was blown away by all the info I get from my biking along with all the suggestions on intensity, duration and speed in real time.
Last but not least, it looks awesome on my wrist. I don’t have to pull out my phone every now and then just to check on my heart rate. I’m quite certain that I will invest in a heart rate monitor to monitor all my bike rides. If you are still undecided, there are cheaper options that work in conjunction with your phone for example the Wahoo Fitness Blue HR works really well with all the iPhone models. If you have made up your mind about investing in a HRM, then HRMAdvisor.com is what I used for all the heart rate monitor reviews and ratings.
Exercise is an important factor of staying fit and healthy. Those who have the money will enrol themselves in expensive gym memberships while some would rather invest in home gym equipment like an exercise bike. Whatever way, both will ensure a healthier lifestyle as long as they become a regular routine. This article will help you decide which one is the best weight management option for you.
The more practical individuals would rather make a one-time investment by purchasing an exercise bike that can be used at home at any time and by every household member. There are also many reasonably-priced exercise bikes sold on the market. When enrolling in a gym, you will spend on continuous annual fees as well as monthly fees. This makes it more expensive considering that both will make you sweat and work out your entire body.
There are people who are limited to light exercises by their physical therapists due to health conditions. They may not be allowed to perform leg strength training which is usually done in gym classes. Because of these limitations, they cannot perform strenuous workouts. Instead, the safety and lightness of exercise bikes are ideal for them. It is therefore important to always ask the advice of your doctor as to the right workout for you.
People who have no time at all to go to the gym because of work can be assured of a regular workout with an exercise bike at home. Before leaving for work, they can have a 30-minute workout upon waking up. They can also have a light exercise before they go to bed at night. This makes using an exercise bicycle at home more convenient.
Sometimes, bad weather can stop you from going to the gym. With home exercise equipment, you are still assured of a daily workout.
Another good thing about getting an exercise bike is you can maximize your time. For instance, you can get a workout at home and at the same time switch on your TV so that you will not miss your favourite show. Here’s a video that guide you through the process of buying a new exercise bike. Alternatively, you can check out the review on PickMyBikes
Individuals who are fond of going out of the house and having a “classroom” feel when working out can go the gym instead. There are many who get bored with exercise machines at home and would rather try out different machines consecutively. The gym is their ideal place. Those who like meeting and exercising with other individuals and having an instructor correcting their posture will enjoy going to the gym.
There are also those who find it more practical spending on annual and monthly gym memberships than buying different types of home gym equipment. Because the gym is near their house or office, it becomes more convenient for them to have regular exercise.
Enrolling in a gym class or purchasing an exercise bike is a good way to stay fit. In the end, you should pay attention to whatever is suitable and comfortable for you and your lifestyle.