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Exercise In The Home

You don't have to join the gym to be able to exercise. Why not stay in the comfort of your own home and lose weight for good. Below are some suggested exercises that are aimed to get you out of your chair and get a little home exercise.

Although you can buy exercise equipment for the home, the only item that may need to be purchased are some dumbbells.

These exercises are just a few of many, but will help firm, tone and keep you active. They will leave you able to carry out your daily tasks more easily.

The exercises below are ideal for anyone who is new to exercise at home.

Disclaimer


Guidelines For Exercising At Home

It's a good idea to check with a health professional and ask their opinion before undertaking any exercise, especially if it has been a while since you have undertaken any fitness program or exercise.

- Start off gently, and work within your comfort zone. Increase your effort gradually over several weeks.

- Maintain regular breathing throughout the exercises, try not to hold your breath - your muscles will need that oxygen!.

- Try to keep strict form with control, not using momentum.

Do not undertake any exercise if you are in pain or feeling unwell. If you feel faint, dizzy or unwell while exercising stop immediately.


Mobility Improvement Exercises
Exercises to improve mobility of the neck, shoulders, hips and ankles. Great exercises for those right at the start of their exercise program.

Mobility Improvement

Leg Exercises
Exercises that target the calves, thighs, hamstrings and buttocks. These exercises are also suitable for beginners and can be a added to for a more challenging workout. Click on the leg exercise links below to get a full description of the exercise. You may find the section on exercise equipment helpful if you keen on toning and strengthening your legs.

Squat
Lunges

Front Leg Raise

Side Leg Raise
Rear Leg Raise
Alternate Leg Raise
Leg Cross Over
Thigh Squeeze
Calf Raises

Balance
Included are some examples of some simple exercises that you can do to improve your balance. Many of the exercise examples shown as part of the Exercise at Home section require a certain degree of balance, so this section should be very useful. Use the link below to find out more.

Balance

Stamina
Increasing your stamina will help you complete your every day tasks more easily, and ensure that you have raised energy levels and feel fitter. There is also more information in the Cardio section. Use the link below to find our more information about exercise to improve your stamina. There are some great exercises, suitable for all.

Stamina

Abdominal Exercises

The stomach is one areas of the body where excess weight is most noticeable - especially in men. Use the exercises in this section to strengthen the abdominal muscles and to really tone that stomach!

Stomach Tuck-In
Waist Twists
Sit Ups and Crunches

Upper Body Exercises
Helpful exercises for those who would like to improve their upper body strength and tone. Some of the exercises require weights, and also a weight bench would be of use, but for those exercises like the bicep curls why not consider using a bag of sugar, or maybe some tinned produce to give that extra workout.

Chest Firming
Press Ups
Bicep Curls
Tricep Curls

Check out the section dedicated to Back Exercise.

As you can see, there is a lot of very useful information available on this site including dietary information as well as exercise programs, offered in a succinct and easy to understand way.


 

 

 

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