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September 24, 2021 4 min read

Tired of the same old cardio routine? Or are you just finding it difficult to stay motivated to do workouts and get a better body? Shaped, toned, or just plain fit? What’s your goal? Wherever you’re at, we have the most effective workout tips and tricks to help you get where you want to be all from the convenience of your home, and yes, even while the kids are there too.

I’m sure all the moms agree that looking after a toddler and kids while trying to clean up is kind of mission impossible. And while you're determined to get it done whilst they’re asleep, you end up being just as successful in taking a nap yourself. I mean going to the gym, working out, or having some sort of active lifestyle doesn’t seem to be on the cards with all the responsibilities and chores already. Don’t worry, there is no judgement here. This is life, right. But what if I told you that you can still work out even while juggling the fun circus called 'home'? Being active is not a luxury, it’s quite an essential, not just for you but those around you. A release of endorphins here and there lightens your mood, boosts your energy, and makes you feel good all around. Check out our latest workout tips and tricks to get back on track as if you’ve never stopped!

Home workout tips and tricks even while the kids are around.

7 Home workout tips and tricks to get fit again:

1. Squeeze in a dance while carrying your baby/toddler

While looking after a baby or toddler seems like a workout on its own, why not squeeze in a dance routine here and there to make it more fun? Not only is your upper body getting toned, but light cardio is also beneficial to your lower body. Not to mention that running up and down after kids all day long can be beneficial but of course, like any workout, the pace is important.

2. Lunge while vacuuming

Work your hips, thighs, and buttocks by lunging forward. Your back should remain straight, and your knees should be bent at 90 degrees. Keep your knees from going over your toes. Alternate your legs as you move around. Make sure to switch hands every five strokes.

3. Use the stairs for walking lunges (upstairs)

Stairs are a great way to get in the stretches and cardio you need. Whether it’s running up and down constantly or slow lunges in between, they are a dynamic way to incorporate a daily workout. In the same process as above, keep your hands on your hips or one on the rail as you move up the stairs. Make sure to take advantage of the incline for deeper lunges. Rotate legs as you move on up.

4. Stretch while dusting high areas

This is a fun exercise as you stretch yourself (literally) all around. I’m sure it’s been a while since you’ve tried stretching at all, but it’s a good way to gain a lot more flexibility and a good warm-up for the different workouts you'll be doing. Use the high-dusting areas to leverage on stretching your muscles and controlling your breathing.

5. Squat whenever you have to pick things up or put them down

Squatting is a good way to work out your various muscles at the same time. It is an ideal workout to squeeze in whenever you can especially when you need to lift, pick up, or put down anything. This includes picking up laundry, toys, doing the dishes, as well as using the loo too. It is important to maintain the right posture to get it right and get the most value out of it.

6. Sweep and mop using strapped weights to your ankles or arms

While changing your pace now and then is helpful for cardio, using weights can help you tone and build muscle so that you can also maintain the shape you’re working towards. Arm and ankle weights are a great investment and highly effective for the small chores here and there.

7. Put on fast music and clean to the pace of it for high-intensity cardio

Let’s not forget to have fun while we’re making the most of these workout tips and tricks. Music is definitely the trick in it all. Out of all the chores you have to get through, don’t make working out one of them. Let it be the best part of your day you look forward to. Breaking a sweat while dancing and cleaning will make you feel like you’ve put in your best effort and now you get rewarded for it. There are always pro’s when it comes to doing anything with music, including cleaning and working out. 

A daily polish, dusting, mopping, and sweeping will keep your arms in good shape. Flexibility can be improved by bending and stretching while making the bed, washing windows, and doing laundry. Additionally, running up and down the stairs continuously while you clean is an excellent aerobic workout. Burning calories during housework is an excellent way to stay fit. But as is the case with any workout, the more effort you put in, the greater the benefit.

Home workout tips and tricks even while cleaning up

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