It’s just after Christmas, and all the holiday food has settled in your tummy. I don’t know about you, but it’s super easy to get lazy about working out at this time of year.
So I decided to go back into my vault of video content and pull out an oldie but goodie for you.
If you’re basically lazy and don’t want to exercise but you know you really need to, you’re going to love this article because I have three exercises to share that AYONE can do, that EVERYONE will benefit from doing, and that aren’t overly difficult, no matter what your level of fitness.
Here’s The Thing About Exercising If You’re A Little Lazy…
…you’ve got to find some reason to get and stay motivated.
See…the challenge is this: As you get older, it’s harder and harder to maintain muscle mass. You don’t want to get in a position where you’re super weak on top of being a little lazy.
So my recommendation to people who happen to be in this category is to do whatever you can to motivate yourself into activity.
Some of the things you can do to increase your motivation are as follows:
- Start or join a challenge with other people – online or in person. Choose whichever one is best for your personality.
- Use an app that will both remind you to exercise and maybe even connect you to others. There’s nothing like being in a community of likeminded people!
- Exercise at the same time during the week so that working out becomes part of your normal routine.
I’ll leave it at these three to keep it from getting too complex, but the bottom line I’ve found is that community and consistency are the two most powerful motivators to start and keep being active.
Now that I’ve shared that part, let’s get into the exercises that are easiest if you’re a little on the lazy side.
Exercise #1 If You Really Don’t Want To Work Out – The Squat
You probably already know what squats are, already, because I’ve talked about them so much. You simply bend through the knees and then just stand back up, again.
You can do squats anywhere. You don’t need any special equipment, and you don’t have to have a whole lot of strength to start doing them. Doing squats will work out your largest muscle group and boost your metabolism.
Exercise #2 If You Really Don’t Want To Work Out – The Deadlift
To do this exercise, you simply bend at the hip and then squat enough to pick something up off the ground. Lots of people use free weights, but you can use a kettlebell.
I’ve seen moms with toddlers do a modified deadlift with their babies in their arms. The point is that this exercise is flexible, and you can make it fun. Be sure to maintain proper form and keep your back straight so you don’t get hurt.
Deadlifts are great for strengthening your back and your core muscles
Exercise #3 If You Really Don’t Want To Work Out – The Pushup
The pushup will allow you to strengthen your arms, your chest, and your core.
It will also help you to burn calories faster, tone and sculpt your arms, and there are lots of variations on the pushup so it will fit just about any level of fitness.
Exercise #4 If You Really Don’t Want To Work Out – The Overhead Press
This is one exercise that really works out your entire body because you need strong arms and shoulders to lift weight over your head, and you need a strong core and legs to keep your body balanced through the exercise.
You can use kettlebells, barbells, and dumbbells for this exercise.
What Should Be Your Focus As You Exercise?
Your primary goal should be to build strength and to master the form as you exercise. If you do this, you’ll find that you can actually do more in your workouts over time.
There’s no need to buy a while bunch of expensive gym equipment, and you don’t have to do anything really complex, either.
Simply do these four exercises, and you’ll be off to a great start! You won’t run the risk of watching your posture deteriorate over time as you get older.
You’ll maintain high energy levels, and you’ll feel healthier all around if you simply stay active. In the long run, it’s really not worth it to live a sedentary lifestyle. The benefits
If you want even more detail and a few more exercises, check out the video I made below. I made it a while ago, but it’s still filled with great information that you and your friends can use!
Final Thoughts: What If You Don’t Even Like To Exercise?
Like I said in the video, I love working out. It’s one of my favorite things in the world to do. But I do understand that there are some people who just don’t like to exercise.
If you’re one of those people, I’d like to remind you that there are serious consequences to not being active. You’ll lose muscle mass, bone density, and overall strength.
I don’t want to be a downer, but I DO want to encourage you to stay active so you don’t lose your vitality as you get older. That adage that says if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it is very true when it comes to exercising.
On the flip side, if you do workout, you’ll feel and look so much better. You’ll more easily be able to fall or stay in love with your naked body. And you’ll give your health that boost it’s always craving. Combined with a great diet, you can’t beat ho much it will profit you to just exercise.
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