Fit is the new skinny.
We are all familiar with the phrase “Look good, feel good”. Women all over the world have recently found a new sense of inspiration in getting fit and experiencing a healthier lifestyle. Activewear is now trending amongst women all as we all try to sweat in style with the wide range of fabulous active gear on the market.
At JAM we have fun, stylish, and functional activewear to inspire and motivate you as a woman to enjoy a more active lifestyle by looking great and feeling comfortable in our activewear whether you are sweating away during your workout, jogging on the beach or just running errands. Looking and feeling confident every day is what we aspire for you.
Here are 5 home exercise tips to keep to fit and fabulous:
- Start a new walking goal
You hear all the time that it’s important to get in 10,000 steps a day, but I’m going to offer a different take: Aim for 8,000 steps a day instead. It’s simple, easy to fit in, and light on your joints. Start first thing in the morning to set yourself up for success, then add a few more walks later in the day. I suggest buying an inexpensive pedometer —you’ll start looking forward to seeing that number go up.
- Don’t give up on that H2O
Hydrating in the summer when it’s hot and sticky out is a no-brainer, but when the weather turns cooler we tend to forget. I recommend drinking half your body weight in litres of H2O a day. For example, if you weigh 60kgs, drink 3 litres of water. Why so much? Water will keep you energized (so you have enough get-up-and-go to exercise) and feeling full.
- Try a chair sit
Stand with your feet just wider than your hips. With your core tight, sit down in a chair without making a sound. Control your body on the way down. As soon as you touch the chair, stand up without moving your feet. Work up to 30 chair sits per day.
- Or a classic plank
Place your forearms on the ground, elbows under shoulders, your body forming a straight line from your head to your feet. Squeeze your glutes to engage your core, and hold the position. Work up to a 30-second plank per day.
- Counter push-up
Lean against a countertop with your hands a little wider than shoulder-width apart and lower your chest close to the counter. Push back up again. That’s 1 rep. Aim for 15 to 20 reps a day.