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Easy Ways To Exercise At Home

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If you do not have the money to get a membership at a gym, but want to enjoy the benefits of a good exercise routine, you can accomplish this at home with some props and imagination. There are several ways to get exercise without having to spend an arm and a leg in exchange. Here are some ways you can use to get exercise without spending a lot of money.

Use Your Television

There are many exercise workout programs that can be purchased on a DVD to be played whenever you feel like having a workout. Many television companies offer programming that includes an on-demand feature, as well. Check your listings to see if there are any fitness channels in your area where you would be able to watch a workout to follow from your own living room or bedroom.

Another way some people get exercise is by using gaming systems to play exercise games. If your kids have a gaming system, you can buy a game or two that incorporates an exercise routine into the playing. This is an inexpensive way to have a workout.

Mini Trampoline Workout

Mini trampolines can be used to exercise in smaller homes or apartments where larger equipment would be in the way. Most brands will come with some exercise ideas to get you started. There are books and videos that are dedicated solely to exercising with a trampoline that would give you further information. You can make up your own routines to be used with the trampoline, as well. Put on some fun music and start jumping your way to better health.

A simple exercise on a trampoline would be the basic trampoline bounce move. This is done by keeping your feet about six inches apart. Keep your arms to your sides with your elbows slightly bend. Bounce on the mini-trampoline with a slight bend in your knees. You will want your feet to go up into the air about a half a foot while bouncing. This exercise will help you burn calories while toning your calves, quads and glutes. 

Cleaning Exercises

Try to exercise while you do your cleaning routine. Do some lunges while you vacuum the carpet. Alternate between flexing your calf muscles and stepping on your toes while you do your dishes. Stretch your arms as far as you can while you dust your furniture. When folding laundry, jog in place between each item you take out of the basket. Doing simple exercises like these can help get you fit in no time. You can incorporate these small exercises with some brisk walking around the block to get a full exercise routine without spending any money at all.