Even if it very tempting to buy exercise equipment to use at home, the price tag can be a sure deterrent. Working out at home does not require expensive equipment. The following exercises can get you started without any money invested in equipment.
Take a nice walk It’s nice to get outside and walk so that you enjoy the scenery and feel the warmth of the sun, but bad weather days hinder your ability to do that. If you have a flight of stairs that are in good shape, try going up and down them several times.
You can use this exercise to firm up your leg muscles and ensure a good dose of cardio-aerobic exercise. If you live in a home without a staircase, you can still walk around the house.
Jumping Jacks. Jumping jacks can be fun; remember when you used to loved them as a kid? They’re good warm-up exercises as well as good cardio exercises.
Don’t forget push ups. Push ups can be hard to do, but you can do them on your knees instead of keeping your legs straight. You’re building up arm strength and working out muscles in your chest area, so there’s no need to put strain on your legs by doing them with your legs straight.
For an even easier way to do push ups, you can try doing them against a wall, only imposing on your legs the task of standing up.
Leg lifts. These are good for toning up your legs. Bending your legs will not lessen the exercise.
Ready for some sit ups? Your abdominal muscles can draw great benefits from doing sit ups. You don’t have to raise your head all the way in order to touch your knees. Lifting your head just enough to feel your abdominal muscles stretch is usually enough.
Stationary jogging. Jogging helps your heart. You can jog in place in your home while watching television or listening to music. The only equipment needed is a good pair of shoes to avoid stress on your legs.
Squats for your legs and buttocks. These are good exercises for your legs and buttocks. If you find that doing these are too hard, try just sitting down in a regular chair and standing back up again. The result is fairly close and you might not get as easily tired.
Try lifting some light weights. Weight lifting doesn’t have to be done with expensive weights. You can use what you already have at home like a can of peas or whatever canned goods you have.
An old gallon jug filled with water will also do the trick if you want something heavier. Don’t try to lift heavier items without working your way up first.
Dancing. Dancing is a great aerobic exercise and can be lots of fun to do.
Step exercises. All you need are some steps in your home. There’s no need to purchase a step at the store.
You don’t have to purchase a membership at a gym or buy expensive equipment in order to exercise. You can effectively workout at home and have fun doing it.