If you are low on cash, you may think it is impossible to get into shape. Not true. You can get into shape without a gym membership or even one piece of equipment. Here are some ideas.
As simple as it may sound, walking is one of the best exercises you can do. It is easy on your joints, you don't have to be in shape to start doing it, and you can do it almost anywhere. If you are 150 pounds, you can burn around 113 calories every 30 minutes just by walking at a gentle pace.
Remember the Basics
Remember all of those simple exercises you did in gym class? They are just as good today as they were then. Every other day do a routine of sit-ups, crunches, squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, calf raises, and stretches. These will get your muscles toned and fit without any expensive weight equipment.
If you like to workout at a brisk pace, then running may be the exercise for you. It burns more calories than walking, strengthens your heart, and boosts your cardio.
If you want to get more flexible and build toned muscle, then yoga may be the equipment-free exercise you've been looking for. It is also gentle on your joints and muscles. You don't need a yoga guru or class to get started. You can pick up a book about it in your local library to learn some beginner's moves and you can use a folded blanket as a yoga mat.
Dancing is a fantastic cardio exercise. All it requires is a radio and you're ready to go. Who says you need to know dance moves? Wiggling and jiggling to the beat is good enough to work up a good sweat and increase your heart rate.
See? No need to have fancy equipment. All you need is determination to get fit and one of these simple activities. A little bit of exercise like this can be an effective diet program when combined with an eating strategy like the one in this Fatloss4idiots review.
The author, Aaron Patterson, went from couch potato to kickboxer in less than a year! His favorite passion is helping people get off their butts and start leading healthier, more active lives through his Website, http://www.eliminatetheweight.com