Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things in the world. In today’s times when we are so busy and in stress, it has become very difficult to do so. For maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it is important to eat right and do exercise. Listening to the term “exercise” our first thought is a gym. It has become a common perception that the gym is the only place where we can exercise. But a gym membership can be expensive. Also, buying equipment for your home can be equally expensive. Moreover, there are a lot of people who do not feel comfortable going to a gym. Therefore here we are with a solution to all your problems. You do have to buy a membership or equipment. You will just need some household items and you can have an efficient and cost-friendly workout. Keep reading to find out about these life-saving things.
Every house has walls. Walls make a house stand up and separate the rooms of the house. But you can also use walls as gym equipment. For people who have problems doing push-ups, you can use a wall. A wall will provide support to your body and you will be able to complete your workout. All you have to do is place your hands against the wall and start. There are numerous other exercises that you can do with the help of a wall. You can do wall planks, split lunges, sprints and wall sits. Also toning your thighs is one of the most difficult tasks. You can use a wall for that also.
Stairs are also a must in any house. And you can easily use them for your workouts. One of the best exercises done from the stairs is cardio. You can run up and down on your stairs and you will have excellent cardio. Also, stairs are a great help for doing mountain climbers. It is one of the exercises that are difficult to do. All you have to do is take the support of one step of the stairs and start. Furthermore, you can use the same for push-ups. Other exercises which you can do are step and side lunges, triceps stair dip, and skater steps. Furthermore, you do not have to buy a StairMaster and you will save your money.
The chair is another item that can be utilized very well for gym equipment. There are so many exercises you can do with a chair. Apart from doing a normal squat, you can do Bulgarian split squat, chair squat, and squat calf raises with a chair. Moreover, you can do leg twists, sited hip thrust, and Russian twists with it. Other exercises which you can do with a chair are bent over with arm lift, chair lunges, arm circles, and triceps dip. Also, we forgot to mention leg lift. Just do not try all these exercises with a wheeled chair. Furthermore, if you do not have a chair you can also use your couch.
Wondering how a towel can help you work out? Well, there are a lot of exercises that are completed with the help of a towel. Towels can be used as useful equipment for many exercises. It can be used for doing rowing exercises. All you have to do is wrap a towel around a hook, a bar, a pillar, or a sturdy door handle and start your workout. Also, you can use bedsheets for this exercise. The method of doing it is the same as a towel. Another piece of equipment that a towel can be substituted for is gliders. You can use two hand towels for doing a leg workout and you will be surprised by the results. The list does not end here. Towels can also be used as a resistant band. You can use it for arm workouts and stretching. As a result, you will feel the burn.
We did not use any specific item in the heading as there are so many items lying around your house that can be used for weights workout. You can use laundry detergent jars, a gallon of the milk container, water bottles, cans, heavy books, a backpack filled with books or cans, a bag of potatoes or flour, or a bag of pet food. Well, the list here is endless. But you can take advantage of the above-mentioned things for weights workout. You can use them as kettlebells and dumbbells. You can do triceps kickbacks, overhead presses, lateral raises or front raises.
Buying gym equipment usually burns a huge hole in your pockets. Therefore use these household products for your workouts. You will save loads of your money and time and will get a good quality workout at your home. Remember, “it is not the gym, it is the will”. So get going, start exercising and be healthy and happy.
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