Whether you hate payin’ for a gym membership or already have one and just don’t feel like going, sometimes working out with equipment just isn’t an option. Fortunately, there are a number of exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home. No leaving the house, and no putting on pants required! Let’s take a quick look at 5 easy at-home exercises:
- Step Exercises: by simply going up and down the steps in your house, you’re building your leg muscles; however, by turning this simple activity into an exercise by repeating reps and really pushing yourself, you can really give your legs and glutes a good workout. Don’t live in a place with a staircase? Pick up an aerobic step. These steps are easy to use, extremely portable, and small enough to tuck away out of sight when you’re not working out.
- Jogging In Place: jogging is a great way to exercise your heart and jogging in place lets you enjoy the health benefits while still watching television and keeping cozy in your living room. The only equipment you need for this activity is a good pair of running shoes.
- Leg Lifts: perfect for building strength and muscles in your legs. If you really want to push yourself a bit, feel free to invest in a pair of ankle weights to add a little extra challenge and build a little more muscle while you exercise.
- Crunches: crunches are the best way to build up strength and tone in your abdominal muscles. You don’t have to get your head all the way up; you just have to push yourself until you feel your muscles stretching. In order to make yourself a bit more comfortable, pick up a yoga mat and do your crunches on top of it.
- Pushups: though probably not the most popular or favorite exercise, pushups are a great way to build up your arms and shoulders, not to mention your chest area.
With these five basic at-home exercises, there’s no reason why anyone should feel like they can’t stay in shape. If you need a little extra motivation or guidance, feel free to check out some workout program DVDs. You can also invest in a Home Gym set-up to expand the types of exercises you can do from home. Now there’s no reason why a day spent at home has to mean a day without exercise.