It can be a lot easier than you think to train at home. You can devise a very effective exercise routine without investing in expensive equipment or paying membership fees to join a gym – just use the things you have around you at home.
Getting fit not only has additional health benefits such as an increase in quality of live, better sleeping patterns, reduction of fatigue and the chances of getting illnesses such as diabetes; it can also affect things such as life insurance. There was a story in the Daily Mail recently where an overweight man was refused life insurance due to his weight, so getting fit can help you ensure you get adequate life cover.
If you can’t get outside for a walk, why not walk at home. Stairs are particularly good for low impact aerobic exercise and for toning your legs. Going up and down stairs a few times provides useful exercise and you can increase the benefit by carrying something like a load of laundry at the same time. If you do not have stairs, you can simply walk around your house several times and if you can incorporate some tidying at the same time it will help with your motivation.
You don’t need to jog around your home to benefit from this exercise. Jogging on the spot is very good cardiovascular exercise and you can do it while you are watching TV or listening to the radio or music. All you will need is a pair of suitable shoes or trainers to protect your legs from any stress.
You don’t need any equipment for pushups and you can make them as difficult or as easy as you like. If you find doing pushups hard, why not try doing them on your knees instead of with straight legs. You can even do them standing up and pushing against a wall either way you can increase the strength of your arms and work out the muscles of your chest area.
We all have plenty of equipment suitable for light weight lifting in our homes, without having to invest in expensive weights. It is best to start with something quite light such as a tin of beans and gradually build up to heavier items like bottles of water or laundry detergent as your strengthincreases.
Squats are very good exercises to improve the muscle tone in your legs and buttocks. If normal squats are too difficult for you, why not try simply sitting down and standing up from an ordinary chair. If you repeat this quite a few times your body will still gain some benefit, although obviously not as much as from regular squats.
Dancing is another form of exercise that has wonderful cardiovascular benefits and it also has the advantage of making you feel good. Dancing can be incorporated into many housework routines just turn up the music and enjoy yourself. The more you do the more calories you will burn off and the cleaner your house will become.
Step exercises can be done using the various steps you have in your home. Just do plenty of repetitions to tone your leg muscles, but be careful not to miss your step and cause any injuries.
Exercise is necessary for all of us and it is quite easy to enjoy an effective workout in the comfort of your own home, simply using the things around you. As well as saving money, you can exercise any time that is convenient for you and fits in with the rest of your life. You are also more likely to continue with an exercise routine that you find easy and enjoyable.