Can you believe it? A new year? We made it! In the spirit of making it through January, you know what might be the one thing that’s suffered the most during last year? Our fitness. Staying inside most of the time isn’t necessarily invigorating our cardiovascular system or building up those wonderful muscles as we’d want.
But we had a plan, didn’t we? Last year was when all that was going to change — the outdoors wasn’t going to be scary anymore. So we figured that by now, we’d more or less get a handle on current events, and the gym would once again be our domain, reclaimed and renewed with the vigor of a dozen athletes-to-be.
Then things got away from us, and that fell to the wayside.
Even so, we cannot let this built-up energy and anticipation go to waste! No, this will be the year of renewal! Here, we’ll discuss the myriad of ways to stay healthy and fit, even when staring down the barrel of another potentially hazardous year.
Who Needs Gym Equipment?
Not you, that’s for sure.
Necessity breeds invention. So, when it looks like there’s going to be more indoors-time, it’s time to make the most of what you’ve got! So, what’s usable?
For cardio, there’s nothing like a good set of stairs. It’s a simple concept: jog up and down your stairs for however long you’re feeling. Then, as your cardio improves, increase the amount of time you’re on the stairs.
But if you don’t have a second floor, that’s okay! Anything in your house that’s about stair height and can handle being stepped on multiple times can serve just as well. Just step on and off of it, moving back and forth. This way, you can mix it up a little bit and do side-steps instead, moving across the pseudo-stair sideways instead of front to back!
For other areas of general exercise, there’s always good old yoga to fill things out. All you need is a floor or preferably a softer surface like a rug or a yoga mat if you have one. The only other thing you’ll need are some yoga poses to memorize. There are also lots of free yoga videos on Youtube.com. Here are two of our favorites:
The Lotus Position
The Lotus Position is probably the most famous one, as anything to do with yoga or meditation probably has this pose on the cover. You sit down, cross your legs, and extend your arms out so that they touch your knees. Then, you can either hold your knees, extend the hands past them, or fold your hands in your lap.
Balasana is where you face the floor with your legs curled up tight to your chest, arms extended out behind you, face to the ground.
But of course, physical exercise isn’t all there is to be healthy, right? Of course not. A balanced diet, nutrition, all that good stuff is also very important, which is why you’ll also be needing some supplements, including CBD.
Yes, CBD is a special type of supplement that happens to have pretty significant benefits for keeping you healthy. But, if you’re looking to give yourself a bit of a boost to start the new year, there’s a lot worse you could do than getting more of this into your diet.
You see, CBD is commonly known to combat one of the biggest adversaries of any fitness regimen: discomfort in the joints and muscles during and after a workout. If you have any type of discomfort when exercising, then CBD can help. By finding the right dosage of this sweet stuff, a great portion of the sting is taken from the discomfort of exercise.
On top of that, it can also serve to balance some of your internal systems or make sure that everything is flowing to where it needs to go. So when you’re straining your muscles or taxing your lungs, you’ll have more energy, less fatigue, and less physical soreness.
Alright, that’s enough chit-chat. You’ve got a brand new year to start! Whether exercising more, eating better, or adding helpful supplements to your diet to help you stay healthy and fit, set your goals and create a plan to achieve them. Then stick to that plan! By this time next year, you’ll be glad you did.