9 fitness hacks for lazy girls
Samir Purohit, celebrity fitness expert and Vogue Beauty Awards winner has a new competitor and it’s from his own family. Namrata Purohit—following her father’s footsteps but not overshadowed by his experience—has a following of celebrities training under her (Lisa Haydon and Jacqueline Fernandez swear by her fun, innovative workout regimes).
Purohit started training when she was 16 and is very passionate about her workouts, “I am a very active person and do Pilates at least 3-4 times a week—I cannot do without it. I also do altitude training thrice a week, go horse riding, play squash twice a week and take contemporary and jazz dance classes,” she tells Vogue.
That’s enough exercise to intimidate any average human. To counter that, Purohit wrote a book that encourages couch potatoes and procrastinators alike, and aptly named it The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Being Fit.
The trainer shares some of her tips to stay fit without stepping out of your comfort zone.
Compete with yourself: Achieving your goal can be as easy as you want it to be. It’s you against yourself. Remember regular work pays.
Retail therapy: Exercise can be fun and can take the form of various activities that you enjoy on a daily basis. You could start moving and burning calories by simply going shopping or using the hula hoop at home. At least this will get you up and about. I burned 224 calories in one hour of shopping.
Be happy: Being fit doesn’t mean being thin for the girls or bulky for the guys. It is more holistic—work on your strength, flexibility, stability and balance. It is also about being happy mentally.
Play around: Mix things up, do what you love and a workout will never seem boring.
Buddy up: A workout buddy is a great way to stay motivated and push further. If the thought of your next workout doesn’t wake you up in time, the thought of keeping your friend waiting, will. Find someone at or around your fitness level.
Eat enough: Food plays an extremely important part. It is not about eating less but about eating right.
Chart out a challenge and log your progress: Giving yourself a reasonable challenge and writing down your progress is a great way to see if you have stayed on track and are giving it your best.
Keep moving: Every 30 minutes try getting up from the chair or couch and take a small walk.
Train smart: Working out for hours does not always mean you’ve done better. It’s about getting maximum benefit in minimum amount of time.
Image: Namrata Purohit
Image: Namrata Purohit