When you have a large family, you will be run off your feet most of the time, especially if your children are relatively young. You have the school run to make, meals to prepare, bathing routines to keep up with and homework to help with. The list goes on. What’s more? This is all alongside any other responsibilities you might have already have. It’s not surprising that many busy parents fall behind when it comes to their exercise regime. Who has time to head to the gym for a full body workout when they are hungry little mouths to feed and mischievous little hands to keep an eye on twenty-four hours a day? But you can’t forget that your fitness is an important aspect of achieving a healthy and happy lifestyle all around. So, if you’re often in a rush but want to ensure that you’re keeping fit, it might be beneficial for you to start working out from home. It’s surprisingly simple. Here are a few exercise options for you to consider.
Nobody wants to be caught out in the rain when cycling. Especially not if you’re trying to keep an eye on your children at the same time. Try cycling from home. A stand-alone cycling bike gives you the same workout as taking to the roads but can be used in the comfort of your own home. Place it in front of the television and get a full body exercise experience while watching TV shows with your family: you would usually just be sat down doing nothing! If you’re a little hesitant to try this out, because it’s unfamiliar ground, exerciseexpert.com has a great guide to get you started off. So don’t hesitate. Start your journey to toned thighs and calves and increasing stamina today.
Pilates may seem like a tranquil and relaxing exercise regime, and it may well be: the routines are slow and allow you to focus on your posture and stature. But this is a surprisingly intense workout. It was originally developed by a political prisoner who wanted to keep toned and healthy in a tiny cell. The practice uses your own bodyweight as a weight to tone and flex your muscles in a small space. All you will need to invest in is an exercise mat, and you will need to take a little time out to clear a space on your floor. Once you’re finished, your mat can be rolled up and stowed away, making no impact on your overall living space, but a maximum impact on your health and wellbeing.
You don’t need huge bar weights in your home to develop muscle mass. Leave these expensive and space-consuming pieces of equipment at your local gym. But that does not say you can’t engage in weight training from home. Invest in small weights, such as dumbbells. These can be stored under your bed or in a cupboard but will form a brilliant part of your routine. Try using them while you do squats or lunges to feel the extra burn.