Whether you’re looking to lose weight, maintain your current weight or just get healthier, exercise in an important component. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or money to go to a fancy gym. This doesn’t mean you should just give up and sit on the couch with a bowl of popcorn. Look for ways that you can easily exercise at home. You don’t even have to buy a lot of equipment.
Walking, running and dancing can be great cardio workouts that you can do at any time. When the weather’s nice, head outside for a walk around the block. Making a habit out of this will improve your health. If you don’t want to go outside, consider getting a treadmill or elliptical machine for your home. Use your exercise time as your down time, watching TV or reading a book while you exercise. Another alternative is to get the same type of step they use in a step aerobics class and put it in front of your TV. Step on and off while you watch.
Bodyweight exercises are ideal for building strength. Try creating a simple routine that consists of moves like squats, push-ups, lunges and sit-ups. Doing this a few times a week will build muscles that can burn more calories. Some simple tools for building muscles are hand weights and resistance bands. These are easy to use and won’t cost you a lot of money.