Working out from home is a great way both to streamline a busy schedule and to get into shape. One of the best things about working out from the comfort of your own home is that there are an infinite number of exercises, and combinations of different types of exercises, that you can do. In this section of our site, we will be taking a look at a few of the different exercises that are easy to do from home; some of them require equipment, while others can be done pretty much without assistance. Here are a few of the exercise genres that we will be looking at.
You probably know that stretching is important just before and after a workout; it serves to warm up and cool down your muscles so that you don't find yourself in a lot of pain a couple hours after you workout. However, stretching correctly can also be a workout by itself; stretched muscles function better, and that means more efficient use of food, which in turns leads to faster calorie burning. If you're someone who spends all day rushing from your job, maybe as an estate agent in Toronto and then back home in time to meet the kids, maybe a nice evening stretch is just what you need to wind down before bed.
In fact, stretching is at the very heart of two of the most popular and effective fitness genres today, yoga and Pilates. These exercises are hugely popular among people who work out from home; very little equipment is required to carry out an effective routine, and the exercises don't take up a lot of space either. If you're living in a condo or a home, for example, space might be what determines your home exercise. Having a personal trainer can help ensure that you stick with your routine; videos and other methods of media can bring you practice daily.
A lot more people are choosing to do their cardio workouts from home instead of at a gym or away from the home (ie, a two kilometre jog outside). Generally, it is just more convenient and all you have to do is buy a piece of machinery that will allow you to burn those calories faster and get your heart pumping. A strong heart is at the foundation of the cardio workout, and the idea here is to get your heart rate right up.
Cardio might be one of the best home workouts there is (as long as you have the money and the space for the equipment) because it doesn't have to interfere at all with your daily routine. Enjoy watching an hour or three of prime time television at night? Put your machine in front of the TV and watch while you workout. In fact, climbing on your cardio equipment any time you watch TV is a smart move; you don't have to get your heart racing every time, but even a slow walk will burn a few extra calories. And if you spend all day at a desk you could use the extra movement.
Strength training through the use of weights is probably the least popular methods of working out from home; there is expensive equipment involved and in some cases you may have to think about using a spotter. However, with the assistance of a personal trainer, weightlifting is entirely possible from your home; he or she can help you design a program that is unlikely to test you too hard while you are alone, and act as a spotter during scheduled sessions.
There is not one genre of exercise that you can't do from the comfort of your own home, with the right advice and equipment. For both of these areas, the help of a personal trainer can be invaluable. If you're lucky enough to have acquired a condo with a gym and pool, the opportunities for working out at home really are endless.
What are the benefits to regular exercise:
Reduce Risk of Diseases
Improve Mental Health
Strengthen Bone and Muscle
and so much more