As we stated before in our blog post Hot Workout Trends of 2014, there are many benefits to working out but can be done for a small fee or for free. Here we are going to touch on a few of the health benefits mentioned in that last post that can be done for free, whenever and wherever you would like to do them.
Walking is the #1 exercise that can be done for free and has many great health benefits too. Walking is known to “melt your thighs and perk up your bum” according to the Rodale News. It can improve your overall health by aiding in maintaining a healthy weight, aid in preventing heart conditions, high blood pressure and diabetes, strengthen bones and simply lift your spirit.
Another free exercise that can be done with great benefits is running/ jogging. Jogging, like walking, can aid in building strong bones and strengthen muscles. It also helps improve cardiovascular health. The distinction between running and jogging is the power at which it’s done. Running is faster and requires more effort from the heart, lungs and muscles. Both are extremely beneficial to your health and help maintain a healthy body weight.
Swimming, according to howstuffworks.com offers something no other aerobic exercise does… the ability to work your body without harsh impact to your bones. The pool is the perfect place to work stiff muscles and joints, or if you’re severely overweight and your body can’t handle the impact of the pounding other exercises might add. It’s also a great alternative workout plan for individuals with arthritis.
Meditation and yoga are both great activities that can be done from the comfort of your own home. The Mayo Clinic stated meditation is a simple and fast way to reduce stress. The great thing about it is that you can perform it wherever you are. It raises self understanding, helps you focus on the present and eases negative emotions.
Yoga can also be done anywhere, anytime. Huffington Post states it’s great because it helps with flexibility and strength. It is a great way of stretching your muscles, especially if the day has left you feeling stiff and tired. According to WebMD, Yoga has also been known to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate down which is a great benefit to people with heart disease. Yoga and meditation go hand in hand as meditation and the calming of the body is a wonderful compliment to a dynamic yoga practice or workout routine.
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