Are you getting ready for a big move? Whether you are leaving an apartment in the city and moving to the suburbs or making a huge move across the state, moving can be stressful! In fact, it can be so stressful that several research studies have found people eat a lot more leading up to a move. It’s a natural response to stress and anxiety, and we all know how anxious moving can make us!
Whether you’ve gained weight because of the stress of moving or you already had weight that you wanted to lose, why not use this moving opportunity to help you lose weight? Here are a few tips to help you do just that!
1. Count your packing time as fitness
Don’t forget to count the hours you spend packing and hauling as exercise. This is not easy work! Of course, you should make sure to have Miami moving company Martin Van Lines to help with with actual moving and the heavy stuff, but even packing, shifting, sorting and lifting little things can be hard work.
2. Wear leg, waist or arm weights while you pack
If you really want to sweat off the pounds while you pack and move, why not wear extra weight on your body? You can find leg, arm and waist weights at your local fitness store or online. Pop them on before getting to work, and you’ll burn almost twice the calories!
3. Take this time to organize your food
Moving is a great time to throw out the bad stuff in your kitchen. All of the best weight loss shows on television start with the trainer or nutritionist going through the person’s cupboards and tossing the bad stuff. You can do this too! Take this opportunity to get a large garbage bag and toss all of the things you shouldn’t be eating. We’re talking about ice cream, cookies, cakes, chips, soda pop and other sugary and fatty foods.
4. Create a designated exercise area in your new place
Finally, remember that you have a lot of opportunities for space when you move, and you should definitely not forget about a place for exercising. Even if it’s just the corner of a room or a section of your basement, make sure to designate a spot where you can jump, plank and push up without anything in the way. Put all of your exercise paraphernalia there.