Do You Exercise At Home Without Equipment?

Exercise At Home: 10 Ways To Lose Weight Without Equipment

“It doesn’t matter where you work out, it’s what you’re doing, how often you’re exercising and ensuring that it’s effective that makes it most beneficial,” says exercise physiologist Andrea Doepker-Gavidia of Train For Life Fitness & Lifestyle Consulting in Saskatoon.

Doepker-Gavidia argues that you can easily get fit in the comfort of your own home — as long as you’re up to the challenge.

If you can avoid the phone calls, the television and chatty kids or family members in the background, Doepker-Gavidia says you can set a schedule to reach your health and weight goals without spending any money on memberships or stability balls.

“Choose exercises that are full body movements that mimic everyday patterns. These will use more energy and incorporate more muscle groups and will teach your body how to move as a whole more efficiently,” she tells The Huffington Post Canada.

Working out with weights has proven to both intensify and speed up your metabolism, according to Women’s Health magazine, but sometimes using just your bodyweight or sticking to cardio can combat stress better than strength training.

Ready to get motivated? Here are Doepker-Gavidia’s 10 exercises you can do on your hardwood floor — we recommend starting out with 15 to 20 sets and only adding weights when you’re ready:

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Check out the video below

50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone.

Click here to see all the exercises and read the entire post 

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