Let’s get one thing out of the way at the outset of this article.
When it comes to your health and wellbeing, you do need to put some kind of an effort in. You won’t achieve very much at all if you are forever sitting on the sofa with your favourite comfort food, wishing and hoping that your health will improve. You do need to DO SOMETHING!
However, appreciating the fact that many of us are quite lazy when it comes to taking care of ourselves, we have some ideas that require little effort if you consider caring for your health needs a chore.
Interested? Sure you are, especially if you are reading this at the start of the new year and have already fallen by the wayside with your fitness goals.
Tip #1: Workout in front of the television
If you can’t be bothered going to the gym, consider working out at home instead. You might want to download the fitness app by exercise guru Jillian Michaels, or buy one of her DVD’s, and commit to daily workout in your living room. If you have space, why not invest in a treadmill, exercise bike or rowing machine? Yes, you will have to get off your lazy behind, but hey, if you really don’t want to go to the gym, and/or want a cheaper alternative, then working out at home is a reasonable alternative. Using a simple skipping rope can give you great cardio benefits & a yoga mat doesn’t take up too much room in your home, there are hundreds of yoga DVDs available.
Tip #2: Get a private doctor
Know you need to see a doctor, but can’t be bothered walking to the surgery? This really is the epitome of lazy, but if this is you, and you are behind with your healthcare appointments, then consider registering with a private doctor who will visit you at home. There is an expense to pay of course – don’t expect them to be at your beck and call for free – but this is still one expense worth considering if you can’t or don’t want to leave your house.
Tip #3: Order healthy food online
Being lazy, you probably can’t be bothered to cook anyway. It might be much easier for you to order a takeaway, or at the very least put a processed meal in the microwave. Quick and easy yes, but not very good for you, no matter if there are a few peas included with the meal! Therefore, get online, and order in some healthy food for a change. Start with your local supermarket and do your weekly shop on the internet, getting them to deliver food to your door (assuming you can’t be bothered going out shopping). Then look for any takeaways near you that offer healthy food options, and/or sign up with a monthly subscription box so you get a regular supply of items that are both delicious and good for you!
Tip #4: Get some shut-eye
I feel as if I have been unkind to you so far. To say that you aren’t doing very much at all for your health probably isn’t true. You actually do something every day, and that is sleep. This is the laziest way of staying healthy of them all, but it’s also necessary, as sufficient sleep (about 8 hours a night) is good for lowering your stress levels, burning body fat, and improving your cognitive abilities. Don’t jump for joy just yet
So, should you be a bit of a lazybones, there are things you can do today to improve your health. Let us know what you think, and if you have any other lazy ideas, be sure to let me know…if you can be bothered to put a finger to keyboard, of course! 😉