Create a home gym you love.
Exercising consistently is easier when you don’t have to go anywhere, but what do you need for a home gym? The best home workout equipment consists of different types of machines, from exercise bikes to weight stack home gyms, to keep your body on its toes.
Start strength training to boost metabolism.
Adding weights to your fitness routine helps strengthen different muscle groups, improves bone health and reduces risk of injuries.**
Think outside the home gym.
Gym equipment is great, but getting outdoors is an easy way to keep exercising fresh and fun. Mix up your workouts with cycling, swimming, kayaking or jumping on the trampoline.
Stay flexible with stretching.
Balance your strength training with rest and more restorative exercises, such as yoga and Pilates, to maintain mobility and help your muscle groups recover. Inversion tables can help promote blood circulation and relieve pressure on the spine to reduce back tension. Consult with you doctor to see if it would be right for you.
* (2016, July 27). Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults. American Heart Association.
** Publications, H. H. (2015, December 17). Strength training builds more than muscles. Harvard Health.
†Heid, M. (2016, January 20). Is Yoga Good Exercise, Even If You Don't Burn Many Calories? TIME Magazine.