Exercise at Home: Giving Home Improvement a Whole New
Working Out and Exercising at Home
There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of exercise books
and videos that can help you get in shape without paying
gym fees or driving to the nearest class.
home is great because you can fit it into your day, when
the baby is napping, or when you’re bored with work and
feel your rear end falling asleep.You may need an exercise mat, and a good pair of
shoes (bare feet tend to create slipping accidents, rug
catches, and later on, foot problems).
Depending on the
video you choose, added equipment may include steps, an
exercise ball, stretchy bands (also called Dyna-bands),
bikes, treadmills, or weight machines. You may even decide
to add hand weights to your original weight-free workout.
It doesn’t matter what form of exercise you decide on: what
matters most when you exercise at home is that the
exercise video you choose keeps you motivated and
interested enough to exercise three to five times a
week. If the music annoys you or you don’t like the
exercise leader, you probably won’t use the tape as much
as you should. For that reason, you may decide to make a
small tape collection, mixing up styles or at least
leaders to stay interested. Three or four exercise
tapes will still cost less than joining fees at most
Home Improvement Tip: When I mentioned to my husband I wanted to convert the guest bedroom into a home
gym he was instantly on the Internet researching home gym equipment. Little did
he know that the home improvement that he envisioned for his body would come
more in the form of working out with a hammer.
By the time we were done he had to remove
the closet doors, change the lighting, add air-conditioning to the room, tear out the carpet and replace it with a hardwood floors. Rather than spending his Internet time looking for the perfect workout he spent it on a website called AsktheBuilder.com. I don't know if you have ever visited this webiste, but if you are a home improvement nut, this place is amazing. In my next life I'm marrying Tim Carter. He's the builder at "Ask the Builder.".
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