4 Workout Ideas You Can Easily Do at Home

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Denisse Oller

By: Denisse Oller

Now that January has come to an end, it is easy to lose momentum in the dreary February months and to stay committed to a New Year’s resolution – especially when that resolution involves going to the gym. Nobody wants to leave the comfort of their homes and face a cold February day or night to go to the gym.

I had to face that dilemma myself. With a job promotion and many more responsibilities, I have been a bit lax about my workout routine. When I get home, I just want to chill.

However, I want to look good and feel good. I need a commitment to change and a routine that I can stick to.  Sounds familiar?  Here are 4 workout plans you and I can follow from home with no extra equipment needed:

  • NY Times Scientific 7-minute Workout: This workout claims to be all of the exercise you need in a day. The only tools you need to perform the exercises are your body weight, a chair and a wall. The Scientific 7-minute workout involves classic exercises such as lunges, squats, and crunches while also providing cardio with step-ups and high knees. The best part is, it actually only lasts 7 minutes.
  • Pop-Sugar YouTube Videos: Pop Sugar has a ton of workout videos that are meant to be done at home and with mostly your own body weight. The videos vary in length, so you can choose one that works with your schedule. It is all the benefits of taking a workout class without having to leave your living room.
  • Buzzfeed’s Quick Morning Workout: The greatest part about this workout is that you can do it all in the bathroom right before you hop into the shower. Again, this workout involves basic exercises such as jumping jacks, burpees, planks, and squats but it is sure to have your heart pumping and you breaking a sweat. Then when you’ve finished you can take one step into the shower and be on your way.
  • Hand Towel Workout: All you need is a hand towel to have a great workout anywhere. This workout from Women’s Health allows you to build resistance into your workout with one of the most common household items.

With these 4 exercise routines there is no excuse to not keep your heart rate up this February, which also happens to be American Heart Month.  Regularly exercising helps lower blood pressure, prevent or reduce the development of diabetes, and reduces stress, all of which benefit your heart. Start 2018 American Heart Month by maintaining a healthy exercise routine and keeping your heart strong.

I made my exercise commitment and I am sticking to it. Taking care of myself is non-negotiable. How about you?

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