Working out is crucial to your body’s good functioning. Yes, being lazy and binge-watching TV shows all day may feel tempting – but the truth is that, without exercise, your entire health will eventually suffer.
The great news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on your exercise. You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to go to the gym, or take work out classes (Yoga, Tae-Bo, or whatever else may be trending at the moment).
There are a lot of exercises you can do at home for free, and still reap all the benefits working out will bring into your life. What are they? We have gathered some of the most popular ones below – so read on and find out more.
Technically, you don’t do this at home, but around it. However, it’s one of the BEST exercises you can ever get (free or not). Running will help your body get the sweat it needs to function properly, it will release happiness hormones in your body, it will help your muscles stay healthy, it will improve your heart health, and, overall, it will make you feel good about yourself.
You don’t need more than comfortable shoes, a T-shirt and a pair of pants you can actually move around in. Put on your favorite music and take a run around the block (or house) – it will be life-changing!
Thanks to modern technology, you can actually watch fitness pros and their workout sessions at home, for free. OK, you need to be connected to the Internet to do it – but other than that, there’s a workout on YouTube for pretty much everyone in the world, regardless of what you like doing. From belly dancing sessions to Pilates, Yoga, and Tae-Bo, you can actually get access to professional workouts without moving from home.
Cool, right? This is an awesome opportunity to find what type of workouts suit you best, so that you can alternate them. Plus, with the huge variety of fitness videos available on the Internet, it’s pretty much impossible to get bored during one routine over and over again.
You don’t have to put on the high heels and the mini dress, neither do you have to pay a fortune for a Shirley Temple at the club.
You can just put on your favorite Spotify playlist and…dance around. Do it like nobody’s watching – because, well, nobody is. Do it in your sweatpants and ugly T-shirt – or, if it makes you feel good, do it on your favorite high-heels without fearing someone will laugh at the way you (don’t) handle them.
Whatever type of exercise you may choose, make sure it’s something you actually enjoy. Part of what helps people stick to working out is the fact that they actually enjoy it. So if you don’t like running, don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to sweat up and help your body stay healthy and active. And yes, many of them are completely free!