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No Exercise Equipment

Staying in Shape – No Exercise Equipment Required

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Most of us already know the important role that daily exercise plays in keeping us healthy and giving us more energy. The issue for many, however, is finding time to exercise amid a busy schedule. Perhaps you want to work out but simply don’t have the energy after a long day at work. The good news is that you can always find a way to fit exercise into your daily routine, wherever you are and whatever you're doing. Best of all, you don’t need to invest in expensive equipment or a gym membership to get in shape, as there are plenty of ways to get the workout you need – no exercise equipment needed.

The First Step Is To Get Started

Here are a few ways to get a workout at home or in your workplace without dragging a gym bag with you. Start with these, then add your own based on activities that you enjoy doing. The important thing is to take that first step. The rest will follow.

  1. Start Walking. Taking a walk is one of the easiest ways to get exercise. Think about taking a walk around the block during your lunch break, or perhaps skipping the elevator and taking the stairs instead. Even if you do still regularly hit the gym, walking can help deliver an extra jolt of energy while also keeping you lean and fit.
    • Investing in a pedometer is a good way to keep track of your step count. Wear it at all times and keep a note of the number of steps you take each day. At the end of each week, tally those steps and set a goal to walk even more the next week.

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  2. Breathing Exercises. Try to become mindful of your breathing throughout the day, as learning to slow down your breathing will help you relax and make you feel better both physically and mentally. With your stress levels reduced, you will be better able to tackle any and all challenges that life throws at you. This is an easy way to remove stress.
    • The advantage here is that you can focus on your breathing anywhere. Standing in line at the grocery store or sitting in your car at a red light can lead to frustration that can be controlled by taking deep breaths and getting your mind and body to relax.
    • When it is safe to do so, close your eyes and inhale slowly though your nose. Release that breath by exhaling slowly through your mouth. While you breathe, place you hand on your belly and feel for the slow rise and fall, which will tell you that you are doing it right.

  3. Stay hydrated and eat healthy. Your body needs the correct fuel to operate at peak performance, which begins with making sure that you drink plenty of water. You also need to be eating healthy foods that give you an energy boost.
    • Try to eat fruit and vegetables daily. When you eat dinner, have small portions of meat and carbs, and then fill the rest of your plate with vegetables. Instead of eating sugary snacks, eat fruits instead.
  4. Commit to at least 10 minutes of exercise per day. There are plenty of ways to get a workout in without going to the gym or investing in expensive equipment. Find time to take a walk, do some push-ups or some crunches. Even with just 10 minutes of exercise per day, you will look and feel much better.
  5. Be sure to get plenty of rest. Not everyone requires the same amount of rest, but it is important to listen to your body and give it the rest it needs. If you consistently feel tired in the morning, try going to bed a little earlier at night. If your grogginess continues throughout the day, try to find time to take a 15–30-minute power nap.

No Exercise Equipment Does Not Mean No Exercise

This post does not pretend to be a comprehensive list of activities that you can accomplish without expensive equipment, but it's a start. If you begin by following these tips, you'll discover your own tricks and ideas that will make your workout more fun and more productive, and it won’t be long before you start feeling better. You’ll have more energy and a newfound level of self-confidence. These steps are all easy to put into action with no exercise equipment, so why not start today.

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