Many people don't have the extra money for a membership, which isn't a problem. You can still live the healthy lifestyle, and get fit at the same time![no_toc]
There are so many different types of activities you can do to get your heart pumping, and they all don't require a lot of money.
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Do you have an extra bike laying around?
Go for a bike ride. Not only will you get a great exercise in, you will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery! When I started bike riding I discovered many bike trails that I never even knew existed. It was like venturing out into a new world.
Just to make sure you are safe, take someone with you on the bike ride, or go on popular trails that people usually go on as well.
Do you have an extra jump rope laying around?
If you don't, go to the store. Jump ropes are extremely inexpensive, but if you would like to spend a few extra bucks, try to get a good quality jump rope. This way the jump rope will last longer. Jumping Rope can burn up to 800 calories an hour depending on how hard you jump rope.
Do you have internet access at home?
Use YouTube! I can't even tell you how many times I've used YouTube to do workouts. YouTube has everything from Yoga all the way to Ab Exercises that can really tone up your abs!
I didn't think these 10 minute Ab Workouts would do much to me, but afterward, I could definitely feel the burn in my stomach! (The GOOD type of burn!) If you check out bodybuilding.com they also have the different workout and nutrition plans you can follow, absolutely free! Unbelievable right!
Have a library card?
Go to your local library! I've checked out so many workout DVDs from the library. For free! (Unless I was late of course… Which happened a lot). My local library even had P90X and all of the Biggest Loser Workout DVD'S!
These workouts really kicked my butt and I was in the comfort of my own home. Which is very helpful on a rainy day when I'm not particularly up to driving to the gym to workout. While you're at the library you can also check out workout or nutrition books to learn more about different types of workouts and what kinds of foods you should be eating.
When I was in high school I spent any extra minute in the library, I absolutely LOVE reading!
There are so many different ways you can get your heart rate up. Some people don't have money for a gym membership, or simply just don't like the gym! Which is fine, everyone is different. But that doesn't give you the excuse to not workout!
You can find a way to workout absolutely anywhere, so try not to come up with excuses. The longer you take to start your healthy lifestyle, the longer until you're at your healthy body and mind! Living the healthy lifestyle gets easier by the day.
I read a quote awhile back that said: “Take it one day at a time, it's a lot easier that way.” I stick to the motto to this day and it definitely helps me a lot!
What do you like to do for exercise that is free or inexpensive?
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