Guest Post: How to Stay Super-Fit Without a Gym Membership

Don’t feel like working out in a Gym surrounded by other sweaty people? Struggling to pay a Gym membership? Don’t worry. You can still stay fit. You just need to search for other alternatives by which you can stay healthy. Those alternative ways should fit into your lifestyle.

In this post, I’ll explain some of those alternatives. I’ll help you to be fit in the comfort of your home without a gym.

Pushups: Pushups are simple abs exercises which can be used at home, on the road, in the park, and anywhere you want. In pushups, almost every major part of your upper body is involved. Pushups work the chest, shoulders, abs, and triceps. They help strengthen your upper back and shoulders and also provide stability to the Torso. They are very easy, and they don’t cost you anything as they don’t need any Gym equipments. They promote muscle endurance and fitness.

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Planks: Plank exercises are becoming popular because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. It helps your abdominal muscles become stronger and your mid-section will tighten.

Are you suffering from back pain? Then here’s good news. Planks strengthen your back muscles and reduce back pain. Even the muscles around your shoulders, collar bone, and shoulder blades will expand and stretch.

Side planks are a type of plank that’s particularly very helpful in building balance and developing proper posture to your body.

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Crunches:  Crunches do not burn a lot of Calories, but are good at strengthening and toning abdominal muscles. By regular practice, not only the abdominal muscles, but also the connecting stabilizer muscles, such as your hip flexes and the muscles in your legs and chest are strengthened. In the long run, crunches increases flexibility, improves posture, and reduces the risk of injuries top the back and build muscle mass.

As muscle mass increases the number of calories burnt increases, which in turn help you to burn fat. Once the fat is cut you get the figure you want

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Cycling: Riding a bicycle is fun in children, and it also reduces depression and stress in adults and elderly people. Cycling involves a great deal of pedaling and involves the movement of almost each and every part of the lower body. During Cycling, even the heart, blood vessels, and lung get a workout. Thus it’s called an aerobic activity.

Your stamina increases and your body’s endurance capacity also increase. Increased energy levels during cycling last throughout the day resulting in greater enthusiasm at work. Even the quality of work improves and there’ll be higher energy for all normal activities.

If you are an elderly person, you can consider buying a spin bike or a recumbent bike. With these exercise bikes, you can avail the benefits of Cycling in the comforts of your home. In the case of recumbent bikes, there’ll be a soft seat and backrest so as to avoid falling. So, it’s very effective for people with back issues and also for seniors.

Running: You can surely runaway from your problems by running! Running increases serotonin levels in the brain, which lifts you up from depression and also prevents you from developing any sort of mental disorders.

Running is also an aerobic activity, and increases the capacity of the lungs and improves cardiovascular function. Your arteries expand and contract while running, thus keeping your blood pressure in a normal range. Instead of working on a treadmill, running outdoors has additional benefits like exposure to sunlight and fresh air. So, stop thinking and start running!

Wrapping up

If you find yourself feeling unmotivated while working out at home, consider getting pair of ear buds or these true wireless earbuds.  Music is your best friend when working alone without getting pissed off.

These are some of the best exercises that you can do yourself without the help of Gym equipments. Although going to Gym have great benefits like motivation to hustle hard, and socializing with people. If you have any problems that are holding you back from going to the Gym, this post might have helped you.

Thanks for reading.

Author bio:

Hi I’m James Hood. I’m a fitness trainer and an avid blogger, from Detroit, Michigan. Apart from training, I also have an affinity to spread the health consciousness especially among the millennials. I’m a business school dropout, driven to the fitness world by passion.

Women’s Common Body Issues and Treatments

Let’s look at some of the common health problems women face that men either won’t face or are much less likely to have to deal with. Then we’ll show you how each one of these can be treated, so you know what to do if you ever experience any of them. Of course, any serious health issues need to be brought up to your doctor for professional medical advice.

Incontinence

Loss of bladder control can be very embarrassing, but it affects a large number of women, particularly during pregnancy and menopause. There are some simple treatments that can be used to deal with the issue. In many cases, the best solution is a change of habits or lifestyle, making sure that you urinate frequently, eat healthy and try not to stress. But there are some exercises you can do as well to physically change the problem. Kegel exercises are most often recommended, but any pelvic floor workout is going to help the situation. For more drastic cases, where these measures won’t be enough, it may be necessary to resort to medication or surgery.

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Bacterial Vaginosis

This vaginal infection is caused by changes in bacteria levels. When you have too much unhealthy bacteria in your body, it can create unpleasant odors, sores and irregular discharges that may be troublesome to deal with. To treat the pain, you can use a hot compress on the affected area, but to make the problem actually go away, you need to get your bacteria levels to where they are supposed to be. You can do that in a few ways, like eating more yogurt or even applying yogurt directly to the affected area. One of the better home remedies is soaking in bath water that includes 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. It may be necessary to use medication for bacterial vaginosis if these at-home remedies are not enough.

Uterine Fibroids

Women of childbearing age may experience noncancerous tumors known as uterine fibroids. These can be uncomfortable, but they aren’t really dangerous, and they are caused by hormonal changes in the body. They grow slowly over time and should shrink and disappear after hormone levels start to return to normal.

The most common treatment for fibroids is hormonal medications, such as Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists or a Progestin-releasing intrauterine device. It may also be perfectly reasonable to wait and allow the fibroids to go away on their own, if they are not causing too much inconvenience or discomfort. Additionally, there are surgeries, both of the invasive and noninvasive varieties, that can be performed to get rid of them faster.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Cysts can form on the ovaries when the female body starts to produce more male hormones than it normally should. That often occurs in overweight people, those who have high blood sugar or who are at risk for diabetes. The most common way to treat this problem is to take up new dietary habits and exercise more. Simply lowering the amount of body fat can make the cysts go away quickly, as the body gets back to where it is supposed to be. There are numerous medications that can help as well, such as oral contraceptives and insulin-sensitizing agents.