The At-Home Weight Loss WorkoutPosted: Jun 20 in Weight loss by Dr. Lazarus
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you’ve undoubtedly been told one thing: exercise, exercise, exercise. Indeed, exercise is a crucial component of any medical weight loss program, and you should strive to stay as active as possible.
Unfortunately, our workouts don’t always go the way we plan them. It can be tough to make it to the gym, especially when you have an unexpected crisis to deal with, or a long day leaves you too worn out to make the trip. Even if you hope to get a workout by going on a simple walk through your neighborhood, your plans may get waylaid by the weather.
Many people have trouble making exercise a consistent part of their lives, but there may be a simple solution: exercising at home. When you don’t even have to leave the house to exercise, the barriers between you and a workout become significantly fewer, and your excuses start to sound pretty hollow.
Bringing Exercise Home
Even when we have the best intentions to stay true to our workout plans, many things can get in the way. If you have a long drive from your home to the gym, or find yourself worn out from a hectic day at the office, you might put off your gym plans longer and longer until it’s too late to get them done.
Skipping workouts will be no help with your medical weight loss program, but you may still struggle to make exercise a daily priority. For many people, this can be a difficult problem to solve, but having a convenient, personal gym in the comfort of your home can be an excellent start.
A good first step is to think about where to put your gym. If you have a spare bedroom, or extra space in your garage or living room, it will be a great place to start collecting pieces of equipment like:
- A yoga mat
- An exercise ball
- A resistance band
- A pull-up bar
These tools won’t cost much, but you can find new ways to use them all the time. Though you can still keep a gym membership, you may find that you can get an equally great workout at home. If you want to make an even bigger commitment to at-home exercise, you can invest in a more expensive piece of gear like an exercise bike or treadmill.
Putting your home gym to use every day will make it much easier to stick to your exercise goals, so think about the tools you’ll use the most and find a place to keep them in your home!