How To Stay Fit Without A Gym Membership

 exercise-bench-10348333Want to stay fit  but cannot find the time to head to the gym? Well, you Can get physically fit without stepping inside a fitness center, starting today. Here are a few exercise ideas and tips on how to give your home workout program a running start!

Bench and weights: If you’ve got a bit of spare cash you can buy a bench and weights for a home workout. You can pick these up pretty cheap – probably for the same price as a single month of gym membership, and maybe even less! With these you can do nearly all of the exercises that your gym weights machines do, without paying a single penny more than it cost to buy them. Not only that, but you can use them any time you want – not just during gym opening times.

Yoga: One of the cheapest forms of exercise to do from home is yoga. Although yoga isn’t for everyone, it’s incredibly popular and is a great way to stay healthy when taken seriously. To do yoga you really need nothing more than your body, but you might want to get a yoga mat too. That’s all you’ll need to start doing your own home yoga program.Another great way to stay motivated is to reward yourself for every workout (as though your own personal fitness and well-being wasn’t enough of a reward!). You can do this with food. I like grilled cheese sandwich with Dijon mustard.

If you are familiar with yoga practice, then you know it can benefit all ages all level of fitness and health. You can pick up DVDs on yoga instruction for next to nothing, and the internet offers loads of free yoga explanations too. There’s no reason to spend loads of money on yoga classes, gym membership or go for that long overdue healthy walks.

Cycling: If you’ve got a bike then it’s pretty easy to keep fit – just head out for a ride! If you usually use an exercise bike at the gym then this is a great alternative, and can be much more fun too. You get to set your own route, so you can see what you want to see as you get your exercise. You can even vary your route to keep things interesting:).

Exercise with no equipment: The most obvious kind of exercise that requires no equipment is running. However, there are a variety of other exercises that are easy to do with nothing besides your own body. Press-ups and sit-ups are classic examples. Pull-ups are another. Using exercises like these it’s possible to cover nearly every muscle in your body.

It’s also possible to use makeshift equipment in place of the “real” thing. For example, you don’t actually need dumbbells to do weights. All you need are heavy objects that are easy to lift. For light aerobic training you can just use food tins like baked beans. For heavier weights, try using large bottles of mineral water. Both are just as good as real weights but cost nothing extra than your shopping bill!

Tip 1: If you find it difficult to get motivated or bored repeating the same routine. Sometimes the key to stay fit is to try new things and keep your mind and body active – it is possible to get your gym buddies to come and train with you from home, so don’t rule it out altogether.

Tip 2:Self care is vital, keeping your muscles fit and they’ll provide power and strength as the body ages.There are loads of ways to get into shape without a gym membership – if you hit plateau like the rest of us try Pilates, it is truly for anyone of any level. I began doing Pilates after I dropped a 15lbs Kettlebell on my right knee- these simple moves strengthened my core and sculpt my abs. I’m not chasing skinny,and I’m not interested in getting ripped – I just want to be fit because excess visceral fat is harmful.

120410_couch_potato_istock_328According to new research, overweight couch potatoes who takes a high dose of vitamin-C supplement may get some of the cardiovascular benefits of exercising ,without the exercise. The sad truth is- excess fat around the lower extremities may damage the kidney-you Don’t want that to be you:(.

Do you wish there was an “exercise for couch potatoes? Guess what? There is. It’s called rebounding, and it’s the best exercise for lazy people- but if you have health issues or concerns, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

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