With all the great things that are now available to us in the form of technology, it is really easy to find a way to get fit at home. You can find great home gyms and weight sets that will help you tone your muscles and burn fat, and it is also easy to find Pilates and Yoga mats to do your class on. But the real question is whether or not these methods really work? And if so, how do you know which one is the best?

The answer is that it depends. The best workouts for beginners involve some combination of cardio and weight training, but they should always be done outside. This makes the exercises safe, and it makes it easier to transition from doing cardio workouts to lifting weights because you won’t be putting any weight on when doing either activity.

Getting started

I’ve already mentioned Pilates and yoga in previous articles, and this is perhaps the best way to work out with both weights and machines. Both of these types of exercises are great for beginners.  They allow you to start off with low resistance and low impact. There are also a number of different types of Pilates exercises, such as the traditional butterfly and chair pose. The traditional butterfly is one of the easiest workouts since it just requires you to bend your knees and place your hands on the floor a bit in front of your head. Chair pose is harder to do initially.  However, with practice, you will be able to tighten your stomach around your knee and hold that position.  This will be helpful for your overall fitness levels.

Using Video as a guide

Many people, in these days of adjustments due to COVID, are learning how to exercise at home using exercise videos. Here are a couple of sources for free online workouts that make exercising at home easy, one from the NT Times and another from Fitness Benders. You can buy several different ones that will help you lose weight and tone up over time, or you can buy one specific guide which will teach you all of the exercises necessary for weight loss, starting with simple stretches and moving onto more strenuous workouts.

Exercise videos are really popular because they allow you to do everything from yoga to aerobics.  You can even do cardio without having to actually go to the gym. The only downside to buying an exercise video is that it can be costly, especially if you go for a top-of-the-line guide that provides hundreds of workouts over multiple videos.  But there are so many available online – you might find what you need for free.

When learning how to exercise at home, it’s important to keep in mind that there is no single type of workout that is right for everyone. This is especially true if you’re still recovering from an injury or are just starting to feel healthier. It’s important to explore all of your options in order to find which ones are best for your overall health. Of course, the ultimate goal is to lose a significant amount of body weight.  So it will be important to incorporate a variety of different exercises into your plan. By doing this, you’ll get the best chance at a successful at-home workout.

Zock Family Chiropractic is here to help

At Zock, we realize that workouts in gyms in this time of COVID are scary for many of our patients.  If you want to discuss your home exercise routines please feel free to ask me when you are in for an adjustment.  Contact us to get your bak adjusted so you can live life as optimally as possible.

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