Are Home Workouts the Right Way For You to Workout?
Are Your a Candidate for A Home Workout Set Up Or Not?
Exercise has been shown to prevent cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other diseases; because of this working out is important to your overall health. Many times people choose to get their exercise by working out at home, but is it right for you? The first thing you should think about is your personality. There are many people who find that working out with weights or on a treadmill at home works great for them. But some people get lonely and can’t stay motivated. In that case, it is better to go a gym or take a class. The reason for this is working out at home is not for everyone. To workout at home requires someone to be focused, creative and a natural self motivator. In other words, if you get distracted easily and find yourself getting bored quickly, then working out elsewhere such as a gym might be your best option. What will work best for you depends on whether or not you prefer to be around a lot of people or if you prefer solitude while you are exercising. If you are crunched for time and prefer solitude, then working out at home is probably where you want to be.
The next thing that you should do is figure out what kind of exercise you actually enjoy doing. I have found that I love to lift weights. In my opinion nothing will get you in shape faster than including resistance training in your workout. Resistance training will work you harder, build more lean body mass which will increase your metabolism and energy level; all of these things will lead you to your ideal body that much faster. So I use a weight bench and adjustable dumbbells to exercise with. Sometimes people also find that working out at home works better for them when they are doing something like the Wii Fit or Dance, dance revolution. These types of electronics will get you moving and give you motivation at the same time. The key here is to avoid being bored and staying motivated in a way which works best for you. Try some of these exercises.
Finally, you should consider when you are going to do your exercise. Most exercise programs work best when you have a set time and day to work on them. It is much easier to stick to it that way. Let us face it, we are creatures of habit. Habits feels normal and natural and so it’s a lot easier to do them than something that feels foreign to us, as long as we do not become bored with our workouts. A habit can be formed in about 3 weeks based on studies conducted. Test the notion, do anything repeatedly for 3 weeks whether it’s taking a walk after work every evening at 7pm for 30 minutes, waking up every morning at 6am to eat breakfast, or reading to your children nightly at 9pm before putting them to bed and see if after a while doing any one of these activities won’t feel completely normal to do; and if you end up not doing one of your daily activities for a few days tell me that will not suddenly have your feeling like you have not done all that you should have done for the day. And you should feel that way, because you suddenly changed a normal habit that you have been doing for some time now. Is getting your exercise in at home the right thing for you? It very well could be you have to decide based on you as person. Just make sure that you do some kind of exercise that you enjoy and that you set a specific time to work out. So before you load up and buy a lot of workout equipment for your home base gym, add a few pieces of workout equipment at a time and see how working out at home feels for a few weeks or months at first. Do so before jumping in and buying too much equipment that will eventually gather dust in the corner of a room. Take it a step at a time and ease into working out at home to see if it is for you, or if the gym would more likely work better for you. If you are new to working out, or have been out of the exercise realm for a while, here is a good book to get back into exercising. Now go get your workout in!