I want to start an exercise program but I don’t have any equipment and I can’t afford to join a gym. Well here’s the good news, you don’t need either. Your exercise program can start off with walking a moderate pace for 20 minutes a day. Then you can add some basic calisthenics, pushups, chair dips, squat, lunge, jumping jacks, burpees, do you have stairs in your home? Walk up and down them for 5 minutes. I can go on and on, there are hundreds of exercises that can be performed with no equipment. Exercise is a simple act made complicated by commercial fitness, (gyms, health clubs, the exercise DVD of the week, etc.) and the media. Don’t even get me started on the supplement industry. “Muscle confusion” just creates consumer confusion, the end result inactivity due to fear.
Ok, it’s as simple as this. 25 jumping jacks, 10 pushups (can’t do pushups? Start from your knees. Still too hard? Lean against the wall, then a chair then your knees then regular pushups), 10 squats, 10 chair dips, 10 burpees, then go for a 20 minute walk. As this gets easier build upon it; add reps, add sets, walk longer, jog, run; keep raising the bar and keep pushing yourself.
If at this point you want to step it up you can buy a set of dumbbells and a stability ball, they’re easy to use, inexpensive and don’t take up much space. However you don’t need these products.
Simple basic exercises, the one you did in grammar school gym class, together with walking and a good clean diet can keep you at; or help you achieve a healthy body weight and fitness level. If you do this and decide you want more then you can always purchase more equipment and/or join a gym.
The bottom line is exercise is beneficial to every area of your life, from physical fitness to general health and even your mental health.
So what are you waiting for? Well, go for a walk, don’t just sit there. 🙂
P.S.–I love You..