4 Ways to Exercise in Your Bedroom
By Genevieve Cunningham
Even though everyone knows that working out is important, it’s sometimes difficult to make it happen. We all come up with a million excuses. We’re too tired. We don’t have time. We’re sore. The truth is that finding the motivation to exercise is just hard. In fact, just finding the motivation to leave the house is sometimes hard. If you can’t seem to make it to the gym -- or even out your front door -- take a look at these four ways to work out right in the comfort of your own home.
Yoga is such an easy thing to do in your own home. You don’t need a lot of space -- just a few feet of open floor -- and really don’t need any equipment either. Search for some basic instruction on the internet, and you’re good to go. Just make sure that you start slowly and follow the guide’s form and flow to gain the most benefit from this exercise.
If you’re looking for something a little more strenuous, opt for old-school calisthenics. Push-ups, crunches, jumping jacks, bodyweight squats. These exercises use only your own body to engage the muscles and raise the heart rate. You’ll need one room with some open floor space, and you may need some good shoes to support your feet. But otherwise, you can begin this workout anytime with very little in the way of preparation.
You don’t have to do high-impact aerobics to gain the benefit. Find some low-impact aerobics online, and follow the routine. Low-impact aerobics often requires smaller movements, a slower pace, and gentle stretching. It will still work the muscles and help burn fat to get you in better shape than ever before.
Not all video games require excessive sitting. Some games, especially using the Wii or Playstation Move, allow you to get up and move your body. If you like spending your time playing games, incorporate one quick active game into your routine. It doesn’t take a lot of movement to feel a little bit of improvement, so using these games as a starting point can be a great idea.
Getting in some movement and exercise is definitely important for long-term wellness. If you can’t make it to the gym, there is hope! Just use these workouts that can be done at home to build muscles, improve cardio, and enhance your health for years to come.
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