The Home Fitness Helper – How to Stay Active From Home

Exercising can be a challenge at the best of times. When it means going to the gym or leaving the comfort of your home, it can be a deal breaker for many. It doesn’t have to be though. Creating and maintaining a fulfilling exercise routine in your home is possible. If you are looking to stay active from home in a fun and sustainable way, then consider these easy to implement options for your next home workout.

Make it fun

As the old saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. Exercise is no different. There is a reason so many people choose to take up social sports as a way to get their cardio fix. If the prospect of driving to a field doesn’t appeal to you, then consider installing basketball hoops at home. A basketball hoop is a great way to work on your fitness at home while having some fun. Set up drills in your driveway or backyard to get that high intensity workout in. Not only can you set this up on your own, but involving family, friends or roommates is a great way to get the whole house active as well. Basketball is a great cardio workout that with a simple hoop can be achieved in the comfort of your home.

Keep it simple

Staying active at home doesn’t need to be complicated and it doesn’t even need any equipment. Consider designing and sticking to a body weight routine at home. Think simple exercises like squats, lunges and push-ups. All of these exercises and more are incredibly simple and require no special equipment. Maintaining a mix of cardio and resistance work makes body weight programs perfect for the at home athlete. The perfect program can mix elements of high-intensity cardio like burpees with the muscle burning exercises like squat pulses. Bodyweight programs are a great way to turn any room in your house into a gym.

Use tech you already have

A lot of people don’t appreciate the internet for all of its advantages. For the home fitness enthusiast you can enjoy a functional workout from the comfort of your living room. All you need is the internet, a TV and a yoga mat. Once you have those three, simply head to YouTube and search for the multitude of yoga, Pilates, cardio or body weight routines available at the touch of a button. Not only are these workouts simple, but they are also instructive and guided, you won’t even have to think.

Machine assistance

If working out through sports or body weight exercises isn’t your thing, then perhaps you need a little assistance. A great piece of at home exercise equipment which won’t break the bank or take up too much space is the exercise bike. Exercise bikes are simple to put together, if not already assembled, and offer a great cardio workout from any room in the house. These bikes are also quite often compact, so they won’t take up any valuable space and can be stored away easily enough. If a cardio workout is what you are after, then an exercise bike is a great option to achieve your fitness goals at home.

Our lives are getting busier and busier, with one of the first things to go out the window being our fitness goals. For some it is a choice to exercise at home and for others a necessity. If you don’t have time to hit a gym or prefer to get a sweat on at home, then consider using these simple tips to stay active at home.

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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