In today’s busy world, many of us have a tough time trying to make time for exercise. We all know the advantages of exercise, and know that it is probably one of the best things we can do for our health. In reality, even if we keep saying ‘I don’t have time for exercise’, it’s really a matter of prioritizing your time.
To help you make the best use of your time for exercise, below is a list of easy to do, equipment-free (or if it does use the equipment, very easy to obtain, or create your own) exercises. They’ve all been proven to work and are very effective – so long you do them regularly. Regularly means at least two to three times a week, for sessions of half an hour to an hour. Not that long right?
This is probably one of the easiest exercises a person can do. We use our cars too often now and with many jobs being in the office, lose for some physical activity. But it’s quite simple to get back to it; instead of parking so close to the office, park a little further away. Instead of driving, take the bus. Or even, take some time out of your break and take a brisk walk outside.
Take the stairs instead of taking the elevator! So long you don’t live on the 100th floor or something crazy like that, you can get some really good exercise out of this.
Perhaps one of the best exercises one person can do. It works your whole body. Know how Olympic swimmers look like? Well, they didn’t look the way they do by doing nothing,
Another fun exercise that anyone can do. Pick a nice park somewhere and bike in it. Enjoy a little bit of nature zooming by while exercising. It can be both relaxing and exhilarating.
This is a tried and true technique to build up your arm and shoulder muscles. So long you work yourself a sweat doing these exercises, there’s no reason for it to not show any results. There are also so many variations of this exercise that there will almost always be a tougher version of the push-up. Don’t underestimate this exercise.
One of my all-time favorites, it works almost your complete upper body. All you really need is a bar that you can pull your body up from (hence pull-up). You can easily put one up yourself. The only disadvantage of this exercise is hard; many people can’t even do more than 1 pull-up. But don’t despair! Even if you can only do one per set in the beginning, as long as you keep up at it, I can almost guarantee that you’ll start improving and see results.
Ultimately for any of these exercises to have any results, you have to keep doing them routinely. It must become a habit to do it, else you won’t see results.