Newest Exercise Trends For Homesitters

Being ahome-sitter can be comfortable. As a matter of fact, people have been usingthe excuse of being a stay-at-home mom or day or working from home as anexcusable reason for the way their body looks and most importantly, the waytheir body feels. Wouldn't it be great though, for that latter commentto have positive connotations? To take the sitting out of the home? Forget the latest in home curtaindesigns, let's look at the newest trends in at-home exercise so you can be self-proudas well as home proud.

HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT) has gained a tremendous amount of popularity in the last years for itsefficiency in burning fat. By alternating intense movement with short recoverysets, HIIT keeps your body burning fat hours after you've finished a workout.

Popular amongst athletes,bodybuilders, and busy homemakers, high intensity interval training is a highlyefficient form of exercise that can produce phenomenal results with a shortdedication of 25-40 minutes a day.

How it Works

High intensity interval training is intense ,but intensity is what makes this workout so effective. During HIIT, your bodyworks so hard that it cannot keep up with your muscle's oxygen needs, harboringa "debt" that needs to be repaid post-workout. In other words, yourbody is forced to work overtime to catch up, revving up your metabolism andcatalyzing some serious fat loss in the process.

How to do it at Home

The great thing about HIIT is thatit is incredibly easy to incorporate into any routine with or without a gym (orequipment for that matter). Simply work some short, regular bouts of movementinto your regular regimen; intense sets should last 2 minutes with a 30-secondrest period between.

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Wearable Technology

Even though home-sitting can be ajob all in its own, there's only a set amount of space to traverse within thathome and you'd be surprised to know how inactive "busy" canbe. In today's world of home offices and online platforms, being busy doesn'tnecessarily mean engaging in physical activity- and that's where wearabletechnology comes in.

Wearable technology works by thesame logic as tracking your calories. It allows you to reach a reasonablehealth-progressive goal by the simple act of monitoring.

A recent study by the Journal ofEpidemiology has everyone trying to avoid the sedentary lifestyle thatcreeps in those 23 hours after you've left the gym or finished that yoga class.The study shows that sitting for more than six hours a day can increase thechances of premature death by as much as 37 percent.

Wearable trackers are useful becausethey quantify the actual facts of our largely overestimated perception ofpersonal physical activity.

Gadgets like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, andNike's Nike+ FuelBand SE not only track your physical activity throughout theday, but also nudge you to meet your designated fitness goals by sending out analert if you've been sitting or inactive for 45 minutes.

Body Weight Training

For years, homesitters have excusedtheir lack of a fitness regime to their inability to access extra time orworkout equipment. If you've been reading up to this point, you'll notice thatin the span of two paragraphs, 1) there are ways to exercise without equipmentand 2) despite their "busy" lives, a great majority of people arestill finding the time to sit for 3-6 hours a day.

Body weight training has always beenaround, yet it is a growing trend precisely because there is a market for minimalist fitness. When you learn that you can get a good workout without anything but your own body and, if you go the HIIT way, within 25-40 minutes,getting fit is no longer excusable.

Functional Fitness

Functional fitness is a differentform of exercise in that it prepares you for what you do- even if it's justthat activity you take for granted in your day-to-day life. The idea here isthat if you're going to do something, you should do it well.

Functional fitness is the maintechnique used to rehabilitate those who have been physically impaired eitherby injury, disease, or old age and has become a popular phrase among fitnessgurus to explain the purpose of fitness.

Functional fitness is effective becauseit anchors on the relatable and motivating concepts of adaptation andpracticality. This type of workout taps into your instinctual body movement totrain your body to give 100 percent- whether your day consists of battlingbears or carrying a baby on your hip whilst simultaneously feeding a fidgetytoddler.