Most of us know that regular exercise is beneficial to our health – it helps us burn excess calories and reduces the risk of heart disease. So obviously, we all want to exercise. But the question is – where? Joining a gym is rather easy, the hard part is when you actually have to go. Especially if it’s a cold winter day and leaving the house is a nightmare for you. So, why not work out at home?
Exercising at home, as opposed to the gym, is more appealing for several reasons. For one, it’s cheaper – it’s more affordable to purchase some basic equipment and home fitness accessories than to pay for a gym membership you know you probably will not use. You can even do body weight workouts the first couple of days that do not require purchasing any equipment at all.
Besides being cheaper, exercising at home is much more convenient too. You don’t have to pack a bag and drive to the gym. Hey, you don’t even have to brush your hair. At home, you can workout in your pyjamas and at any time, whether super early in the morning, late in the evening or on holidays when the gym is usually closed. And when you’re done, you don’t have to do that dreaded walk or drive home, you can simply take a quick shower and get back to what you were doing.
Even if you do not have enough space to fit full-sized gym machines, it’s easy to put together a small private workout space with the help of some home fitness accessories. Get the basic ones like a workout mat, resistance bands, dumbbells, kettles, jumping rope – they’re all great for activating all the muscles in your body, and they’re easy to store in a closet. This way, you get your own portable at-home gym which you can move around different spots – from the living room, to the balcony, or out in the yard. Quite convenient!
If you decide to exercise at home, know that there can be hundreds of excuses to skip your workout. If you don’t stick to a strict workout plan, it’s easy to get distracted by silly chores like polishing your nails or alphabetizing your book collection. That’s why it’s important to be very self-motivated and do your regular workouts no matter what. Go try those exercises you’ve been thinking about – you will thank yourself later!