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Exercise In The Home

You don’t have to join the gym to be able to
exercise. Why not stay in the comfort of your own home and lose weight for
good. Below are some suggested exercises that are aimed to get you out of
your chair and get a little home exercise.

Although you can buy exercise
equipment for the home, the only item that may need to be purchased are
some dumbbells.

These exercises are just a few of many, but will help
firm, tone and keep you active. They will leave you able to carry out your
daily tasks more easily.

The exercises below are ideal for anyone who is
new to exercise at home.


Disclaimer


Guidelines For Exercising
At Home

It’s a good idea to
check with a health
professional
and ask their opinion before undertaking any exercise,
especially if it has been a while since you have undertaken any fitness
program or exercise.

Start
off gently, and work within your comfort zone. Increase your effort
gradually over several weeks.


Maintain regular breathing throughout the exercises, try not to hold your
breath – your muscles will need that oxygen!.

Try to
keep strict form with control, not using momentum.

Do not undertake any exercise if you are in
pain or feeling unwell. If you feel faint, dizzy or unwell while
exercising stop immediately.


Mobility Improvement Exercises

Exercises to improve mobility of the neck, shoulders, hips and ankles.
Great exercises for those right at the start of their exercise program.


Mobility
Improvement

Leg Exercises

Exercises that target the calves, thighs, hamstrings and buttocks. These
exercises are also suitable for beginners and can be a added to for a more
challenging workout. Click on the leg exercise links below to get a full
description of the exercise. You may find the section on exercise
equipment helpful if you keen on toning and strengthening your legs.


Squat
Lunges

Front Leg Raise

Side
Leg Raise

Rear
Leg Raise

Alternate
Leg Raise

Leg
Cross Over

Thigh
Squeeze

Calf
Raises

Balance

Included are some examples of some simple exercises
that you can do to improve your balance. Many of the exercise examples shown
as part of the Exercise at Home section require a certain degree of balance,
so this section should be very useful. Use the link below to find out more.


Balance

Stamina

Increasing your stamina will help you
complete your every day tasks more easily, and ensure that you have raised
energy levels and feel fitter. There is also more information in the Cardio
section. Use the link below to find our more information about exercise to
improve your stamina. There are some great exercises, suitable for all.



Stamina

Abdominal Exercises

The stomach is one areas of the
body where excess weight is most noticeable – especially in men. Use the
exercises in this section to strengthen the abdominal muscles and to
really tone that stomach!


Stomach
Tuck-In

Waist
Twists

Sit
Ups and Crunches


Upper Body Exercises

Helpful exercises for those who would
like to improve their upper body strength and tone. Some of the exercises
require weights, and also a weight bench would be of use, but for those
exercises like the bicep curls why not consider using a bag of sugar, or
maybe some tinned produce to give that extra workout.


Chest
Firming

Press
Ups

Bicep
Curls

Tricep
Curls

Check out the section dedicated to

Back
Exercise.

As you can see, there is a lot of very useful
information available on this site including dietary information as well as
exercise
programs, offered in a succinct and easy to understand way.