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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.