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How To Get Fit at Home Without Any Equipment

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How To Get Fit at Home Without Any Equipment

With the cost of living as it is, it’s no surprise that many people can’t afford to pay for a gym membership.

This is particularly true for families, whose money goes into supporting their kids.

So what’s a mum to do?

Well, just because you can’t afford to go to the gym doesn’t mean you’ll never be fit. There are lots of ways you can get fit yourself at home, without any equipment at all. Here’s what we think you should know.

1. Use your weight.

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When you’re getting fit at home, the key is to find exercises that make use of your own body weight as a weight. There are so many of these exercises around, and we’ve listed a few of them (see next page). Fitness at home is absolutely achievable through these exercises. We’d recommend starting small, by just doing a few of the exercises, and setting yourself a goal for the number of repetitions you want to achieve. Getting this done a few times a week does make a difference, even if it might not feel that it does.

2. Be active at home.

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It can be hard to set aside time for your own fitness, particularly if you’re also chasing after your kids, managing your household, or holding down a job. Time is a commodity that many people simply cannot spare. The good news is, there are ways to be active at home just doing your day-to-day activities. Take up gardening for a fun and easy workout, or opt to walk up and down the stairs a few more times than normal. Take your little ones out for walks around the block, or simply put some music on and dance it out.

3. Make it a game.

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If you have children, making fitness into a game for both of you is a great way to ensure you always have a bit of time to do it. For young children, you can use them as weights, pick them up and put them down, as you exercise. Of course, they might not always be up for it, but if they see it as a game, it’s also a great bonding opportunity for you. With older kids, you can challenge them to do pushups or other exercises, and make it a competition, or have a skip off with a skipping rope and someone counting the number of successful jumps.

4. App it up.

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In terms of technological assistance, it’s never been easier to get a bit fitter. There are a wide variety of apps available on the app store that can help you with at-home fitness, including interval training and educating you on different exercises. We recommend that you have a read of the reviews before you download, and look at what the apps offer. Sometimes, ‘lite’ versions of the apps have almost no substance, and the full versions are prohibitively expensive. However, in other cases, the paid versions are affordable, and worth every penny. High-rated apps tend to be better, so look out for those!

5. Start to stretch.

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Fitness isn’t just about building muscle or toning the body, it’s about developing a better sense of movement and action. One of the great ways to do this is to stretch on a regular basis. Stretching ensures that your body is pumped and ready for activity. If you’re just getting back into fitness after a long break where you haven’t been doing much, you might find stretching is a great way to avoid injury. Admittedly, the jury is out on that one, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile. Alternatively, you might find stretching, or doing yoga, in the morning before the day starts to be a good way to prepare your body to do more activity throughout the day.

Click next for some exercises to try at home!

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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