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7 Simple Moves To Add To Your Workout Routine Right Now (No Gym Required!)

We get it: Life can be stressful. With everything going on, how can you possibly fit in time to exercise? Here’s some good news: You can still get an amazing workout without the gym and in the comfort of your own home. In fact, there are plenty of other ways you can get fit, without a membership! 

 

There are a number of exercises you can do right at home — whether that’s in your backyard or living room — that will benefit your health without any gym equipment. And when it comes to working out, the health perks are practically endless. 

 

For one, experts agree that exercise can support your weight loss efforts, and is a great way to keep your heart healthy.1 Staying active could help lower your blood pressure and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, and make your heart muscle stronger.2

 

Getting active can even help if you are at risk for having diabetes — studies indicate sedentary people who started exercising were able to lower their insulin resistance.3 

 

So, if you’re crunched for time but still want to reap the numerous benefits that come along with breaking a sweat, try these exercises. You can do them from the comfort of your own home, build your strength and improve your fitness — no gym required! Start with 10-15 repetitions, then add additional reps as you feel more comfortable.

 

New to fitness? Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Exercise or our 30-day workout plan for beginners. 

 

Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine. 
 

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Hate Working Out? These Tips May Help Change Your Mindset

Has this ever happened to you? It’s Monday night and you’re ready to settle in at home after a long day at work. Maybe you haven’t been to the gym in weeks, so you feel like what’s the point of starting now? Plus, your couch is looking real comfortable. Where’s your fitness motivation when you need it? 


Resist the urge to pull on your pj’s! If you’re having a hard time finding the motivation to work out, we’ve got your back. 


Feeling naturally motivated to work out can seem difficult, especially if exercise isn’t your favorite pastime. But don't worry, there are fitness motivation tips that can help! Getting into your groove might feel a little intimidating at first, but these six workout motivation tips will have you back on track in no time.


Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine.

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Take the Quiz: Find Your Perfect Workout Buddy!

The right fitness buddy motivates you, holds you accountable and is dependable (even for those 6 a.m. workouts!). Take our quiz to find out the perfect workout buddy for you! 

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7 Summer Activities That Don't Feel Like Exercise

Hold the pool float – did someone say “exercise”? When blue skies and beautiful summer weather beckon, physical activity might be the last thing on your mind. The American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week,1 so what’s one way to get your heart pumping without it feeling like strenuous exercise? Trying outdoor activities! 

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Benefits of Strength Training vs. Cardio for Weight Loss

Whether you’re just starting a weight loss journey or you’re tackling the dreaded weight loss plateau — adding exercise to your routine is a great way to support your weight loss efforts. No matter if you’re new to exercise or a seasoned pro: Exercise requires commitment. In exchange for fitness, you invest time, sweat, and maybe even a little bit of courage. Stepping up to a new exercise machine may not be the stuff of horror movies, but it’s certainly a little bit scary. You’ll want to be sure you’re getting the best returns possible. Which raises the question: Should you focus on cardio or strength training when it comes to weight loss?

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The Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Are you looking for a total body workout that is low-impact and requires minimal equipment? We’ve got good news: Yoga checks all the boxes. And don’t worry, yoga isn’t just for ultra-flexible people: This versatile workout can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experience levels, and it can be adjusted to accommodate health concerns and injuries. Maybe that’s why more than 36 million people choose to participate in some form of this ancient practice.1

 

In addition to being a relaxing activity and a great form of exercise, yoga may also provide a plethora of health benefits. Studies indicate that incorporating yoga into your lifestyle may help reduce anxiety, stress2 and low back pain,3 and may even support your cognitive health.4

 

Not sure how to get started? Here’s what you need to know before your first yoga class!

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