Heading out to the gym or joining a health club is not always possible for everyone, but that does not mean that you can’t stay fit. You can still exercise effectively without leaving home.
Here are a few tips to effectively workout at home:
Set a goal
Set some small specific goals to stay motivated and remain on the track. Do you want to tone up your body, or gain strength, or run a marathon, or lose belly fat? Set a realistic and achievable goal, and commit to a time frame. Making your friends and family aware of your fitness goal, or writing it on a calendar will also help you out.
No matter what your goal is or what kind of workout you do, start slowly, identify your strength and do listen to your body. If you are a beginner, aim for a few minutes a day and gradually increase your time. You can begin with 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular and 20-30 minutes of strength workout at least three times a week.
The best way to stay safe is to exercise with a personal trainer as he/she can guide you with the right movements and correct any imbalances. If you can’t get a personal trainer, then you can watch online videos to know the perfect technique for a safe and progressive session.
Keep it simple
Keep it slow and simple. Starting with complicated exercises is not going to help you out overnight. Some simple exercises like star jumps, bridges, flutter kicks, dips, squats, lunges, step-ups and press-ups can make a perfectly good workout programme for many fitness freaks.
The trick to exercise safely and effectively at home is to stay focused and eliminate possible distractions. Find a corner or a time that will help you workout with no distractions. To succeed, develop some discipline, hone your concentration skills, and focus on the goal.
Make a note
Keep track of your improvements. Record your timings, distance, repetitions, measurements and gains. By just keeping a simple record of your home workout routine, you can measure how you are making progress, stay motivated and accomplish your goal.