Simple Exercises To Do At Home
Are you finding little, or no time to make it to the gym for a workout? Or maybe a gym membership is out of your budget right now? There are simple exercises you can do in your own home that won’t take a lot of time, and can help to keep you healthy and fit.
Exercise is one of the most important factors for maintaining a healthy heart, and reducing your risk for developing other health related conditions. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among men and women today, and exercise can help combat this startling statistic.
Here are a few easy exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home.
A word of caution, if you are under a doctor’s care for any medical condition, or if you are experiencing any joint problems, it’s best to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any new exercise regimen.
Any stairs inside, or outside of your house will work to provide you with a great cardiovascular workout. Start out slow, averaging a few runs up and down the stairs, and steadily increase until you feel you’ve reached your optimum level of endurance. There are many heart rate monitor devices available that you can attach to your wrist to give you current readings while you’re running.
• Free weights to help build stronger muscle and coordination
Stress against muscle and bone structure can create a reaction of the body to increase the bone density to handle the stress. This is particularly important to those individuals who are at risk for developing osteoporosis. Dumbbells are available in various weights to accompany your growing workout. To begin lifting free weights you may want to choose 3-5 pound dumbbells, and gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Holding the weights in your hands and placing your arms at your sides, slowly raise the weight up half way. Always use caution when exercising with free weights, and never fully extend your arm out to avoid any risk of injury to your muscle and joints.
This form of exercise is great for developing inner core strength, which can strengthen your back, and abdominal muscles. Many different movements on the exercise ball can be performed such as crunches, and twists, allowing you improved balance and coordination.
• Chair dips
This is an easy exercise almost suitable for anyone to try. Simply stand in front of a chair with your back facing the chair. Then, slowly bend your knees, bring your arms backward and grab the seat of the chair with your hands. Slowly dip your body down, with your knees bent, and rise up carefully, keeping your hands on the seat of the chair. Repeat this action at least 3 times, with your daily routine.
Always take precautions before beginning any new exercise regimen, and if you experience any chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath, consult your doctor before resuming any further activity.
Healthy living includes exercise as part of your daily routine, along with a well-balanced and nutritious diet.