Exercising Without The Gym

Exercising Without The Gym

When it comes to keeping fit and maintaining an exercise routine then just joining the gym can be half the battle won. There are plenty of excuses for not doing exercise at home – you’re tired, dont have time, the weather’s insane. It’s for sure that the gym can be an incredibly motivating place, but your home can also be just as effective as the gym. All you need is motivation which can help you to get a full-body workout with nothing but your body.

Many people couldn’t afford a gym membership or stay-at-home parents can’t leave their children alone at home. Luckily, you don’t need to sign up for the gym to make strides in your exercise routine. You can exercise from the comfort of your home and is the simplest and easiest option. Not only do you not have to worry about the commute, buying fitness gear or workout clothes, or embarrassing yourself in front of strangers, but you also save both time and money. Here are some tips on how you can exercise at home without a gym.

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Stay active

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume or eat fewer calories than your body uses each day. Stay physically active it can increase your metabolism and improve your outlook. Get moving, go for a walk, stretch, and move around and you’ll have more energy and motivation to tackle the other steps in your weight-loss program.

Create a plan

First, you need to check what exercises are best suited for you and the time when you can do them. Consider where and when you can exercise, and what resources are avaliable to you. If you collect all the data create a plan which will set you up for success.

Schedule your workouts

Make a schedule for the whole day and add exercise to it as an urgent task just like brushing your teeth is an urgent task. When you have a schedule and you stick to it then exercise will be part of your daily routine.

Create your At-Home Gym

It is not compulsory to visit a gym for doing exercise you can make your gym at home with some basic things needed like hand weights, a yoga mat, and resistance bands. These simple items will change the way you exercise at home to the same as you do in a fancy sports club. To make your home gym even stronger, you can add a few more items like a squat rack that will help you to have an optimal workout session.

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Don’t neglect nutrition

Regular exercise — no matter how challenging — will only take you so far. You also need to supplement your workouts with proper nutrition and smart eating habits. That doesn’t mean crash dieting, but putting thought and effort into what you’re consuming.

Tips for staying active even at home

When you’re stuck at home, it is not always easy to maintain a fitness routine. But always try to be active, even a small amount of activity can make a huge difference to how well you think and feel. Try going out as much as possible, the fresh air and sunshine will provide a further boost to your mental health. Little sun exposure also boosts your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is produced in your skin with sun exposure, and getting outdoors, especially in nature if possible, may even help boost your immune system and mood. Try to think of a physical activity as a lifestyle choice rather than as a designated event.

Walk as much as possible, because not only is it free and low-impact, but it can also be easily integrated into your daily routine. Stair climbing is also a simple exercise you can perform anywhere there is a staircase, whether that staircase is in your home or public. Even doing household chores will make you stay active like vacuuming a room, scrubbing a sink, doing some yard work, or wiping down your appliances.

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Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.