Going to the Gym could be expensive and time consuming, especially after a long day of work. There are several easy and cost-effective ways to reap the benefits of a good workout at home. Here are eight easy ways to workout at home:
Jump Rope: Jump ropes are extremely cheap, fun and effective. It is a great way to jump start on the cardio and burn calories. The best part is, it is portable and enjoyable which is important because workouts that are more fun tend to be more sustainable.
Get a Treadmill on Rent: Renting a treadmill is way more cost effective and time efficient than buying one or going to the gym. You can now rent a treadmill for less than 2000 a month. Treadmills are an easy source of cardio and can make the process of running more fun. All you need is some living room space and some good music to fulfil your cardio requirements for the day. And the best part is, you can do them at home!
Planks: Planks are the go to work out if you are short on time. It costs absolutely nothing and takes only a few minutes. You can start off with a mere 40 seconds and add a few more seconds every day. It is extremely effective in building core strength as well as improving posture and reducing back related pains.
Get a Cross Trainer on Rent: Cross trainers are ideal for the full body workout. Apart from accelerating weight loss and improving bone health, cross trainers increase breathing capacity which in turn reduces the chances of asthma attack and chronic lung diseases. You can now rent a cross trainer in cities like Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore for less than 3 thousand a month. With a cross trainer, you can complete your workout for the day in the living room while watching TV!
Water Bottle Weights: Instead of buying weights of varying sizes, you can use filled water bottles as weights to build arm and core strength. Doing 3 exercises of 10 reps each is extremely helpful to build arm strength. If water bottles start to get too light, you can switch to milk jugs, depending on how much you need to lift.
Crunches: Crunches are the classic source of a home workout. All you need is a yoga mat. Crunches are useful to reduce belly fat and build ab muscles. An entire set would only take 10 to 12 minutes.
High Knees: High knees are another great source of cardio. You can do them at home while doing other things like waiting for the microwave to finish heating, while watching television, in between household chores like washing and cleaning etc.
YouTube Zumba Workouts: Zumba classes can be expensive and would require you to travel. You can now access online Zumba classes on Youtube. If you are looking for an extremely fun cardio workout, this is a great option. You can bring Zumba to your living room!
Working out at home can prove to be fun and easy! Use these tips to get fitter inside your home.
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