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8 Workouts You Can Easily Do Inside Your Home

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Is the inability (monetary or otherwise) to access a gym your excuse for not exercising regularly? Well, now you have no more excuses. Here’s a list of exercise routines that can be done right in the comfort of your home.

1. Sit-ups

A huge number of people struggle with keeping abdominal fat at bay, which makes sit-ups a must-feature routine in home workouts. Sit-ups are effective and easy-to-do, which means you can achieve several reps in as little as 10 minutes. Crunches and other ab workouts will do just as well to burn belly fat and strengthen abdominal muscles.

2. Push-ups

The push-up may be one of the oldest forms of exercise but it’s still gold since it delivers several benefits including working several upper body muscles and even helping to raise your metabolism. The great thing about push-ups is that you can modify the intensity to your liking or level of comfort. For instance, do them on one hand to increase intensity, or perform them on your knees instead to make the routine easier to perform.

3. Jumping Jacks

An elementary school throwback, jumping jacks are a fun and great cardio workout. They also require zero equipment, are easy to do, and don’t require much attention to perform. Therefore, you can do them anywhere and at any given time even as you watch your favorite TV show.

4. Jogging In Place

This is one of the best options to go for when you’re choosing which home workouts to perform. It’s super easy to do, gives your heart a good workout, and is a good calorie burner.

5. Rope Jumping

Jumping rope may seem like child’s play but it’s in fact a great form of exercise. It will raise your heart rate fast, knock the wind out of you, and give your calves a good workout.

6. Squats

Squats are a great choice if you want a killer butt and legs. All you need to do is strategically lower your body up and down several times or perform jump squats to make the workout more intense.

7. Weight Lifting

From improved bone density to increased heart health to a heightened metabolism during and after workouts, the benefits of weightlifting are many and vast. So, if you want your home workouts to count, weight lifting is another must-feature routine. The best part about weight lifting is that you don’t have to invest in costly equipment or lift heavy weights to enjoy the benefits. Small dumbbells, kettlebells, or even homemade weights (cans, water bottles, etc.) will deliver good enough results.

8. Dancing

Dance is a great form of exercise since it doesn’t feel like work yet burns a ton of calories and gets your heart rate going. It even works to lift your spirits. To turn dance into exercise, simply download dance workout videos and you are good to go.

Working out at home comes with several benefits. It’s easy to stick to, cheap, fun, requires very little preparation, and best of all can be done in many ways. So, get moving and start exercising!

How to Get Fit When You Can’t Afford the Gym

The cost of joining a gym can be enough to cause anyone on a tight budget to give up on pursuing fitness. However, you’re not doomed to stay unfit just because you cannot afford the hefty membership prices that modern gyms charge nowadays. There are plenty of easy and effective ways to stay fit without having to ever set foot in a professional training center. And, with that in mind, this quick guide will share some helpful tips on how to get fit when you can’t afford the gym.

Move Around More

One super easy and surprisingly effective way of improving your fitness is finding ways to become more active as you go about your day. Walk as much as you can (e.g. take your legs to the coffee/grocery store instead of driving, park a short distance away from your work building, etc.), take the stairs instead of the elevator, take your kids to the park regularly and play energetic games with them, or sign up for a sporting game you enjoy. When done often, any form of physical activity that gets your heart rate up even for just a few minutes at a time can do wonders for your overall fitness.

Run

When it comes to gym-free workouts, running is perhaps one of the best options. Going for runs helps to build strong bones, improves cardiovascular fitness, strengthens muscles, burns plenty of calories, and helps you to maintain a healthy weight.

Buy a Bike

Cycling is another great gym-free workout that boosts fitness. It decreases body fat levels, increases cardiovascular health, improves muscle strength and flexibility, strengthens bones, improves posture and coordination, and enhances joint mobility. The fun part about cycling is that you can reap the benefits by running errands or commuting to work on two wheels.

Download Workout Videos

There are a ton of free-to-download workout videos online that you can take advantage of. Most of these videos have routines that can be done in virtually any private location and without gym equipment. Finding a video that holds your interest and works for you will not be difficult as online workout videos feature a variety of styles and fitness levels.

Engage In Bodyweight Exercises

Push-ups, squats, chin-ups, tricep dips, step-ups, burpees, planks, lunges, and any other bodyweight exercise are all great ways to build muscle without having to lift traditional weights. All that’s required to perform these routines is just your own weight and a spacious workout area.

While a gym can be a fantastic place to workout, it’s not the only way to get fit. With these exercise tips, you can achieve your fitness goals while spending little to no money and actually enjoying your fitness training sessions.

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