Here are 6 things you can do anytime, anywhere
Here are 6 exercises you can do anytime, anywhere
If you’re a travel nurse, you know the drill: long hours, little free time, and constant change can make it tough to stay fit and healthy.
But there are some easy things you can do to make sure you’re taking care of yourself on the road. Here are 10 tips, tricks, and exercises you can do anywhere, anytime to stay fit and healthy as a travel RN.
Trust us – your body will thank you!
Start by doing some light stretching to get your muscles warmed up
Are you feeling a little tense?
Stretching is the perfect remedy for loosening up those tight muscles before beginning your day! Doing some stretching in the morning can help wake up and energize your body, making you feel more alert and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Plus, stretching helps prevent injury and maintain flexibility—so make sure it’s part of your daily routine.
Who knows, with regular stretching, you might even be able to do the splits one day!
Do some bodyweight squats to get your legs moving
Taking the stairs is great, but sometimes it’s nice to kick things up a notch.
If you’re looking to get your legs moving and gain some strength without having to go to the gym, why not try bodyweight squats? With no equipment needed, you can do them anywhere, so there’s no excuse not to give them a go. Plus, they help build fantastic muscle tone and power in your legs – what could be better?
So grab those leg muscles (it’ll feel weirdly satisfying) and start squatting – your future self will thank you.
Do some push-ups to work your arms and chest
Getting fit is the goal, but no one wants to be stuck in the gym all day.
So why not make it easier on yourself and experiment with some push-ups? Not only are they a fun way to work your upper body, but they’re also pretty simple to do – plop down on the floor, arms shoulder-width apart, back straight, and you’re ready to go. For a real challenge, try adding claps between each rep or changing your stance for a killer arm and chest workout.
And let’s be honest – ever since Rocky Balboa first hit them out in his boxing ring, doing push-ups has been cool too.
Use a chair or wall to do some tricep dips
Tricep dips are a great exercise to add to anyone’s workout routine – they’re simple, easy, and require very little equipment.
All you need is either a strong chair or a wall. Start by sitting on the chair with your hands gripping the edge of the seat, then move your body slightly away from the chair. Next, keeping your back relatively straight, lower yourself downwards by bending your elbows until you feel a slight stretch in your triceps. Finally, press down into the chair as you raise yourself back up. Now all that’s left is to repeat these steps for as many sets as you like.
You’ll be surprised how quickly strong arms can appear when doing tricep dips regularly.
Get in a plank position and hold for 30 seconds (or longer if you can)
When was the last time you put your core strength to the test?
A plank is one of the best core exercises out there and is perfect for any skill level. It requires no equipment and can be done in any open space. So why not challenge yourself and hold a plank for 30 seconds—or better yet, longer if you think you’ve got the strength? Not only will it give your core muscles a much-needed workout, but you’ll get a great sense of accomplishment when you finally make it to that thirty-second mark.
Ready, set…now get in that plank position and show off those core muscles!
Finish up with some cool-down stretches
After a long and productive workout session, the best way to wrap things up is with a few cool-down stretches.
Not only do cool-down stretches help avoid additional muscle strain, but they also give your mind a few moments of relaxation after all the hard work you put in. By taking some time to enjoy the feeling of your muscles loosening up and cooling down after physical activity, you can really savor the success of your workout before starting (or going back to) your day.
Cool-down stretches are the perfect way to cap off an excellent workout, so don’t forget them!
The final word
Now that you know how to get started with at-home workouts, there’s no excuse not to start moving and sweating (even if it is in your living room).
And who knows, once you start seeing some results from all those at-home workouts, you may be motivated to sign up for a gym membership. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
In the meantime, happy working out!
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