Realistic Fitness Ideas To Tone That Dad Bod

We're not going to tell you how to become a male model or champion boxer - that's just not realistic for most men. However, there are some realistic and easy to do fitness ideas that can be integrated into your everyday life that will help you move past that neglected physique that you call a dad bod.

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The older you get, the more important it is to take your health more seriously to ensure you can live a longer and happier life. However, the older you get, the less time you realize you have to do stuff. Eventually, you forget all about taking care of your health, so you gradually put on weight and start caring more about sitting in front of the TV than staying active. But what if there was a way to squeeze in more activity? If you’re looking for answers, you’ve come to the right place. 

 

Wake Up Earlier 

If you feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day, the best solution to this is to wake up earlier. Of course, it can be a struggle to get out of bed, especially if you wake up with aches and pains all over. 

But, waking up early - and getting out of bed early, too - can significantly impact your overall health as it gives you precious minutes to squeeze in some activity. You can go for a quick run around the neighborhood, do some yoga, or stretch to loosen up for the day and prevent aches and pains later. 

 

Cycle to Work 

If you live close enough to work for the journey to be easy but perhaps too far to walk, you can cycle instead. Cycling to work is a great way to get some exercise as it’s somewhere you’re going anyway. Plus, you can choose the days you want to cycle if the weather isn’t appealing. 

However, rush hour cycling is not always the safest or most enjoyable. So, take the proper precautions to protect yourself, such as wearing reflective gear and a helmet. You should also research a good bicycle injury lawyer in case you are involved in a collision. 

 

Get Up From Your Desk

Spending all day at your desk may not seem like it’s damaging your health, but this sedentary position can put unnecessary pressure on your lower back, neck, and shoulders. These areas may be why you are in so much pain each morning. 

Buying a smartwatch can alert you when you’ve been sitting still for too long. When this happens, get up from your desk and do some quick exercise for a few minutes to get the heart pumping. 

 

Do Two Things At Once 

Many people opt to combine chores with exercise when they want to do more even if they don’t have enough time. Everyday chores like dusting and vacuuming give you the chance to get your daily step count in without leaving the house while running or walking to the store rather than driving can help you get the 30-minutes of daily activity needed to maintain good health. 

You can also look at client meetings. Golf is a common sport to broker deals, and means you spend four hours walking around the course.

 

Get Active 

It can take a lot of time to build consistency and see the results that help you maintain motivation, so you need to stick with your more active lifestyle wherever possible. Whenever you see an opportunity, take it. You may be too busy to squeeze something in later.

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