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Fun Exercises at Home Without Special Equipment

No time to go to the gym?

No money for a personal trainer or monthly gym fees?

No room for a treadmill and elliptical machines in your home?

Do you have small children and can’t leave them alone to go exercise?

If any of this sounds like you, there are still a great many exercises that one can do in the comfort of their home without any expensive  gym equipment or personal trainers.   All you need is a small amount of imagination, a small space in your living room or bedroom, and some type of inexpensive weights (less than $20) to perform numerous exercises.  

For those with internet access and a computer, you can harness the power of the internet with millions of free instructions videos and information!  Youtube is a great place to find some great, free videos. Here are a few for some basic exercise instruction:

-Jumping jacks


-Yoga basics


-Push ups


How about a fun cardio workout to get you moving?  

-Latin workout

Now, you should have some good ideas on how to get moving.  A favorite of the author: I have Roku attached to my big screen TV and I turn it on to Pandora channel.  I put on the “Funk” genre, pick up 2 five pound dumb-bells and dance to the music for at least 30 minutes, doing disco dance moves (it is really hard to stop as you get swept up into the music!!!). Find your own favorite style of music and dance, dance, dance.  You will feel better and burn fat while you Pandora-cize!

If all you can do initially is dance while seated in a chair, get moving! As your weight comes off you can do more and more, eventually getting up and staying up while you burn away the pounds combined with good, low carb nutrition.  

Remember, never exercise on an empty stomach!

Have a protein and fat based snack/small meal within an hour of exercise or you will be burning muscle for fuel and your metabolic rate will go down, making it even harder to lose weight.

Don’t forget, the human body is a fuel as you go machine so have fuel before you exercise:  always, always, always!

Now, in the words of the late, great James Brown….

"Get Up Offa That Thing!"

“Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it” -Merle Miller