Exercising in order to keep fit is not rocket science, but due to our hectic life styles and days that seem to never have enough hours in order to finish planned projects, it gets harder to get a full daily workout, let alone get to the gym regularly.
Home Fitness Equipment
Home fitness equipment has become a practice that many of us have adopted in order to stay fit in the comfort of your home. Of course many of us just don’t have the time to get to a gym no matter how close and convenient it is.
What home fitness equipment is best in order not to spend hours to get a full body workout? Here are a few suggestions:
- Treadmill – an all time favorite and for good reasons. Treadmills facilitate jogging, power walking and at the same time strength building – all you have do to is raise its inclination to one that is comfortable for you but works out your entire body. It is suggested by doctors that power walking is more effective and safe in the long run; jogging, even though it burns more calories, it also implies too much pressure on your knees.
- Cross country/ stepper – this is probably the best home fitness equipment you can invest in; it offers you a whole body workout in the minimum amount of time. It is expensive equipment but worth every penny of it in the long run.
- Yoga/Pilates or aerobics – these exercises need the least home fitness equipment: fitness ball for aerobics and a matt for the yoga and Pilates but promise a whole body workout and muscle toning as well.
Helpful Suggestions to Follow Everyday
Exercise in the morning instead of the evening, this practice will ensure you energy for the day ahead of you. Exercise usually supplies you with a burst of energy, thus exercising at night may work against you and instead of having a relaxing sleep you may find yourself tossing and turning half of the night.
A balanced diet is suggested at all times in order to gain positive results from your exercise as well as maintain the desired weight. Water is essential year round not only in summer time as some like to believe; try and consume 2 liters everyday to help your body flush daily toxins from your body.
While you don’t have to obsess with exercise and a balanced diet, keeping a close check on it will work towards your benefit in the long run and help you lead a healthier, longer and happier life.