The world is under lockdown and you can’t go out because you’re stuck in your home and yet somehow you want to complete your 10,000 healthy step count for the day? House walking exercise is the best way to complete your fitness goal!
Walking is an excellent way to shed some extra pounds to get in shape. But it can be hard to find the time, energy and motivation to do it every day, especially now, since home isolation is a thing nowadays and you have to workout at home. This is where house walking comes in!
What is House Walking?
House walking is a new fitness trend in 2020 that caught the attention of most of the people. In essence, house walking is just walking around your house whenever possible. But instead of simply focusing on getting from ‘here’ to ‘there’, you need to focus on the step counts. You need to move around your house as much as possible whenever possible. This includes a short 5-minute powerwalk up your stairs, walking all-around your house for 20 minutes or just walking in a place. Even if it’s for a few minutes of walking here and there, at the end of the day, all these small walking sessions add up, burning more calories and taking you further to reach your weight-loss goals.
How to house walk:
Walking around your house is what house walking exercise is all about and you can literally walk around your home or walk in a place if you’re doing any of these,
- While talking on the phone.
- While the Tv commercial is on.
- While waiting for dinner.
- While listening to music.
- While scrolling through social media
- While waiting for your hair to dry.
- Or you know, when you’re just bored!
Walking around home all fun and a great way to burn some additional calories, but be careful not to bump into any furniture. Be mindful of your surroundings and prevent injuries
Why do you need to try house walking?
- It’s effortless! You don’t even need to put any effort to get ready with your shoes, umbrella and water bottle to go house walking, you can do it effortlessly anywhere anytime.
- It’s free! You don’t need nice weather or a gym membership for house walking. This is a huge pro when it comes to house walking.
- It’s fun! When your house walks, you’re don’t even want to focus or do it intensely, you can just wear a pedometer at the start of the day and stroll around the house all day. At the end of the day, you can see how many calories you have burnt without even trying!
Tips for house walking:
House walking may not seem to be much of an exercise at first glance, but you will be surprised to know how much calories you can burn each day by effortlessly house walking in a day. Here are a few tips to get a good walking workout from your home.
1. Set a goal
Setting a goal where you define a step count to complete at the end of the day provides you a motivation to get up and moving when you’re lagging. You can also increase your intensity by increasing step goal each weekby 1000. This makes it challenging while improving your fitness.
2. Use a fitness tracker
Fitness trackers count steps for you and even gives you more insights like how many calories you have burned for the day. This can be particularly useful in making it easy for you to stay on track.
3. Walk whenever you can
Every minute you stay idle is an opportunity to walk more. The less you’re still, the more steps you’ll get. Walk whenever you can and don’t stay seated for too long at any point during the day. This helps you burn some extra calories that add to your weight loss goals.
4. Don’t forget the stairs
Stairs can be a great place to walk as even short amounts of stair-climbing can be a good cardio workout. You can even vary your workout by climbing 2 steps at a time or taking a small jog up the stairs.
House walking exercise in these times of house isolation is a great thing to do because even it may not look much, it is still better than sitting on the couch all day. Even small changes in your daily activities like not using the TV remote and going to the TV to change channels manually can add up to your weight loss goals. So, why not just make use of these times you stay at home to house walk burn some calorie