Having a fitness routine is great, but what do you do when you’re just really not in the mood for a workout? Having a low energy/lazy day can really put a damper on working out. Instead of just giving up your workout completely, try a lazy day workout.
You don’t always have to give 110%. As long as you are still making an effort, a day of lazy workouts here and there won’t hurt you. However, working out has been proven to enhance moods and provide a boost of energy. So if you can battle through the laziness and turn the treadmill up a notch you’re likely to be in a working out mood in no time.
Taking it easy on working out can also be good for you. If you have been pushing it hard all week and are sore, taking an easy day will help you recover without falling out of your workout habit. If you are feeling really down and out or ill don’t push yourself too hard to workout. Taking a day off is okay once in a while and can be much needed.
Plus if you have a lot of daily chores, focus of them because they can definitely be a workout. Below are a few calorie burning facts on chores. The information came from FitSugar and is based on 30 minutes of performing the activity.
• Mopping/sweeping: 85 calories
• Gardening/weeding: 140
• Laundry: 73
• Push mowing the lawn: 172
• Washing dishes: 85
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