Improving your fitness has lots of benefits for you and your students. If you have been thinking about trying to improve your fitness, there is no better time than this weekend to get started. Here are five things that you can do now to start improving your fitness.
Take a walk/ go for a jog
Depending upon your current level of fitness, going for a walk can be the best way to get started. I’m not talking about strolling through the mall, but actually walking with purpose. Choose the pace that works for you and try to go for 20-30 minutes.
If you think you’re up for it, try jogging. But don’t do so much jogging that you end up suffering from DOMS for days. It’s better to be consistent and get the exercise every day than to suffer DOMS and end up not being able exercise again for three days or more.
Try Yoga at Home
Yoga can provide a lot of physical and mental benefits. You don’t need to join a yoga studio to get started. A quick search on YouTube for “yoga at home” will yield roughly one zillion results.
Try a Fitness Blender Workout
Fitness Blender offers hundreds of free workout videos for everyone from absolute beginners to the extremely fit. More than 400 of the workouts don’t require any equipment.
Make a Meal Plan
I have been using the My Fitness Pal app to track my food consumption. That has helped me make better choices about my food. What also helps a lot is having a meal plan for the week so that I don’t just grab the most convenient food to stuff my face when I’m hungry. Fitness Blender has a lot of healthy recipes that you can access for free.
Create Shortcuts for Routine Work Tasks
Create some workflow shortcuts that will let you get back some time for taking care of your fitness. Doing things like creating canned email responses and scheduling LMS postings can end up saving you quite a bit of time over the course of the week.
Requisite disclaimer: I am not a professional trainer or physician. Do these things at your own risk. Consult your physician if you have any questions about your ability to engage in an exercise program.