5 benefits to your health from working out at home
Working out at home can be one of the best ways to exercise: sure, there might be a few minor risks involved in working out at home but you’ll usually find that the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Let’s face it – we all need to keep fit anyway we can. Finding the time to exercise in and around the home is a great way to get your workouts in and make a difference to your health. But make sure you are careful when you exercise at home – one of the simple risks people don’t think about could be injury from faulty equipment – when you workout at home you need to check what you’ve got, and make sure you’re using it properly – as often you’ll be on your own, without help from professionals, such as gym instructors or personal trainers.
Take an inventory of your home workout equipment first
To avoid any unexpected workout misfortunes, it is advisable to have quality equipment during your home workout. You’re working out gear (or training or active wear) is very important for a couple of reasons. A proper and successful workout comes down to comfort – but also intensity – and how your body moves between the two modes.
One of the most overlooked parts of your working out gear might be your shoes, which are really very important. Your shoes are crucial to your workout especially when you are doing high intensity activity, running or when you are weight lifting; for example
There are a variety of weightlifting shoes and options from different brands that will ensure you are fully protected and prepared on your work out. I suggest that you check them out. Also make sure you have a dedicated space to workout that’s free from clutter, electrical cords and other potential dangers.
Ready to workout at home in 3…2…1!
But if you’re ready to hit the ground running in your home workout, then here are some of the benefits of working out at home. Of course there are many more – but here are a few advantages to consider!
#1: Keeps you healthy
Daily workouts and incidental exercise burns the extra calories you’ve taken in, and helps your body’s metabolism to fire.
A basic home workout could ensure that your body cells are active, healthy and that they regenerate and allow your body to function well. A little bit of home yoga or Pilates could keep your body healthy, fresh and free from aches and pains. Workouts at home also help to fight boredom and monotony that you might feel at the gym. Your health is very important and should be maintained – you’re worth it!
#2: Saves you time
Purchasing home working out equipment and setting up a special room for your home workout could save you a lot of time and money that may be wasted going to the gym.
If you are already a gym member and your gym is far from home, this could be a motivation killer. It’s demotivation that makes people too lazy to work out. You could spend a lot of time just getting to the gym, so a lot of time is wasted that you could be putting to better use. Working out at home will save you this time and help to motivate you to work out more.
#3: Keeps your body in shape
By working out at home, you will be able to burn that extra pound or kilo — and help to tackle some of the calories you ate over the weekend from that barbeque feast with friends and family.
Really, your body shape could be maintained in the comfort of your own living room and you might find you’re more consistent with timing too. Body shape is important to most of us – even more so than core weight in some cases
#4: Working out at home is cost effective
This is another added advantage that comes from working out at home. The amount of money spent to pay your gym membership!
You might think of other savings too – they all add up. There’s fuel for the car to and from the gym, public transport costs, locker hire, buying additional snacks…these may seem small but when calculated on a large scale and over a long period of time, you will see that having a home workout session every day is advantageous and cheaper.
#5: Creates and improves family time
If you are a family person and you don’t get to spend enough time with your family, a home workout could be your family thing.
This way you get to spend time together as a family and also keep healthy together. You’ll all be in good shape.
Think outside your immediate home too. Try the local skate park, bike run, swimming pool or tennis club – or set up an obstacle course in your backyard. Remember, equipment you use in your home workout should be properly inspected and installed to avoid any injuries or casualties.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle