Exercising in Your Home can Save Your Life, Time, and Money

599 WordsJan 30, 20182 Pages
Whether you want to lose weight, strengthen your bones, improve your mood, reduce your risk of serious health conditions, such as certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease, or just lead a more active lifestyle, regular exercise can do the trick. (See References 1) You don't need fancy equipment or a gym membership to get a good workout. Exercising at home is just as effective, and can safe you time and money. Cardiovascular Workout Session Exercise that makes you breath harder and sweat is known as cardio or aerobic exercise. The Centers for Diseases Control recommends doing this type of exercise at a moderate pace, for at least 150 minutes a week. (See References 2) If available at home, you can use a treadmill, elliptical machine or stationary bike, for 30 minutes, five days a week. Other cardio options can include exercising along with a cardio DVD, jogging or marching in place, jumping rope, or doing exercises, such as knee highs, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, butt kickers, and squat thrusts. When exercising, raise your heart rate to a point where you can still talk, but not sing. (See References 3, p. 207) Strength-Training Workout Session The CDC recommends strength training on at least two days of the week. (See References 2) At home, it's convenient to use exercise bands, dumbbells or water bottles, or just your body weight for resistance. Try targeting your major muscle groups to stimulate muscle all throughout your body. Bands and dumbbells or water
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