Exercise is the key to keep our body fit and healthy. You can do a work out in many ways. If you have more budget, work out in gym with its membership program is the best. You will get complete workout set and instructor. But if you have no cost, don’t worry. There are many of low-cost alternatives that can help you get fit without breaking your budget. Try these four tips from Mayoclinic to help you get started.
1. Exercise with Daily Activities
You don’t need special equipment for an aerobic workout. As long as your activity can increase your heart rate, it’s considered as exercise. Here are few example simple activities that you can do in your daily life
- Take a brisk walk every day, whether it’s a path through your neighborhood or laps in a local mall.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator, or make a full workout of climbing the stairs.
- Park your car farther away from your destination to get extra step.
- Mow the lawn, weed the garden, rake the leaves or shovel the snow.
2. DIY Exercise Equipment
If you prefer don’t want spend a penny on exercise equipment, use ordinary household items for various upper and lower body exercises. Build Do It Yourself (DIY) fitness equipment. Try canned goods. It can be used as hand weights. Milk or water jugs also good for workout instrument. Fill empty milk or water jugs with water or sand and secure the tops with duct tape. To adjust the weights as your fitness level changes, simply add more water or sand. For step training, you can create a low and sturdy step stool or your stair ladder.
3. Consider modest investments
If you want good bargain buy inexpensive exercise products like Dumbbells, Resistance tubing, Jump-ropes, Exercise videos or DVDs
4. Be a smart shopper
If you’re interested in a specific exercise class or piece of equipment, shop around. Check out your local recreation department. Many recreation departments offer discounted fitness classes to local residents. Other alternative, you can buy used equipment. Just make sure it has good condition and the cost not out of your budget.
Share costs with a friend is another good choice. Trade exercise videos or DVDs with a friend so that neither of you gets bored doing the same workout over and over again. Don’t buy products that claim fitness benefits overnight or promise to melt away pounds without diet and exercise. It wastes your money. Also avoid exercise products that focus on one body part, such as abs or thighs. There’s no such thing as spot reducing.
After read these article, I hope you don’t get caught up in fitness memberships or purchases you can’t afford. Focus on your fitness aims and find the way to achieve them without with low budget.