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Tips For Starting a Home Fitness Routine

Many of us do like to move it, move it to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep fit. The truth is though, a lot has changed in the world of working out. For many of us, late night gym sessions have turned into working out in front of the TV. Even with being able to work out at home, there’s still all the distractions that come with it like dealing with kids running around and household chores. But staying fit doesn’t have to be complicated even when you don’t have access to a gym.

With an effective at-home workout routine, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and get the benefits of regular exercise all from the comfort of your own home. To put an end to having to juggle all the demands of home life with getting in a good workout, Shield has put together some tips for a simple but effective home workout plan. So read on for our top tips to help you keep moving and stay active at home.

Home fitness routines

When developing a fitness routine to do at home, there are a few things you want your routine to be:

  • Effective
  • Easy to learn
  • Fun!

Your fitness routine for home needs to be effective so that you can get the most benefits out of each workout session. To help you ease into your fitness routine, the exercises in your home workout routine should be simple enough for you to learn so that you can quickly and easily develop a regular workout routine. Last but definitely not least, your home fitness routine needs to be fun! If you aren’t enjoying your workout, it makes it that much harder to stay motivated and consistent with your routine. So having a fitness routine you enjoy is really important for developing a workout plan you will actually stick to.

Now let’s get into the ‘how to’ of creating a home workout plan.

Creating a home fitness routine

To create a fun, simple and effective home fitness routine here are the 3 main steps you should follow.

1. Set a goal and make a plan

To achieve your fitness goals, you need to know what they are. So the first step to creating your home workout plan is figuring out what you actually want to get out of your workouts. Some examples of fitness goals include gaining some muscle, losing a bit of fat, or simply doing it as part of an active lifestyle.

2. Assess your fitness levels

With your fitness goals in mind and your workout plan ready, now you need to know what exactly you’re working with in terms of your current fitness levels. So in addition to noting down your current weight and measurements, you can also:

  • time how long it takes you to run 2.41km (1.5 miles)
  • count how many pushups or squats you can do
  • Measure your pulse rate before and after walking 1.5km

3. Design your fitness routine

Once you know what you want to achieve from your workout sessions and you know your current fitness levels, the next step is designing a workout plan that will help you achieve your goals. Remember, it’s important that your workout routine is simple enough that you can fit it into your daily routine, so as you create your fitness plan, find ways to do that.

For example, you could do some yoga while watching your favourite show or you could pop a load of laundry into the machine and get a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout in before it’s done. The key is to make it fun and easy to do so that there’s no excuse to stop you from getting that home workout in.

Sometimes though, those home workout sessions can get interrupted by that unwanted visitor - body odour. As you workout, sweat is likely to follow, which means that odour control can be a concern. To stop having to stress about excessive sweat and body odour, Shield’s range of antiperspirant deodorants are the solution for you.

For ladies, Shield’s Dry Confidence Antiperspirant Roll-On will keep you dry and smelling fresh with 72 hour protection provided in a gorgeous floral fragrance. For the guys, Shield’s Men Dry Sport Defence Roll-On Antiperspirant, designed for the man-on-the-go, will allow you to enjoy your home workout without worrying about odour and sweat. Both antiperspirants contain Shield's MotionActivated antiperspirant formula, which means the more you move, the better you're protected.

So for your next home workout, trust Shield to keep you dry and smelling great so that body odour and sweat are, well, no sweat for you.