The new year is almost here and this is the time that everyone sets out to make new commitments for getting in shape, eating better, and to flat out get healthy. However, as we know, many of these would-be fitness hawks are not going to do much at all. They will write down these new goals, buy a bunch of gym equipment, and ultimately end of doing zero after a few weeks of half-hearted exercise.
Unfortunately for them, the failure to get in shape can lead to some very serious problems down the road. Did you know that almost a third of United States citizens will develop type II diabetes before they leave this planet? The sad part is that just a moderate exercise program, and some healthy eating can assist them in developing this dreaded disease. So, you have to sit down and ask yourself, do you want a little sweat several times a week or do you want diabetes? The answer is quite obvious yet the average person is not motivated enough to make simple changes.
The good news is that you can easily visit your local home fitness store and be in business to lose weight and get fit in no time. You really don’t need super expensive equipment that will cost a fortune. In fact, just a few exercise bands and some dumbbells or kettle balls can go a long way in helping you to get in shape this year.
When it comes to fitness, it really all comes down to making a decision. In this case, you need to make the right decision. In today’s lazy world, the average kid spends nearly 8 hours in front of some kind of screen. Whether it be social media, games, or television, our society is more sedentary than ever and we are moving away from physical activities of the past. If you want to avoid disease, you simply need to make the decisions to do what’s best for you and your body. Again, don’t worry about purchasing only premium fitness equipment, you really can create a useful workout with less expensive items and by utilizing your own body weight.
Today’s youth spend less time participating in physical activity than ever. Children now spend more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen, and nearly one-third of high school students play video or computer games for three or more hours on an average school day.
The real truth is that you should not be overly concerned with buying fitness equipment at all because this is about your life. Besides, the annual cost of being obese for women has skyrocketed to over $4800 and a little over $2600 for men. As you can see, being severely overweight will typically cost you more than any piece of equipment that you could ever want.
Here are 3 Pieces of home fitness equipment to help you get started…
1. Mat-Yes, this may sound to easy but a mat is a great piece of equipment that will save your hands and knees while working out. They are great for doing push-ups, core exercises, and also assisting in keeping your workout safe. You don’t want any broken bones in the middle of working out.
2. Stop Watch – One of the best workouts you can engage in these days involves high intensity interval type training. Also, known as HIIT. 3-5 minutes of various exercises at 45 seconds per round can do wonders for your cardio and overall fitness.
3. Dumbbells or Kettle Balls – As mentioned earlier, these are great items to have in your home fitness gym to help build muscle, strength, and endurance. You can look up tons of exercises online to try and they don’t take up a lot of space.
Don’t be one of those people that makes excuses when the new year rolls in. Sit down and really think about your health and what it means for your lifestyle. It doesn’t have to be complicated. 2.5 – 3 hours per week of solid exercise can give you more energy, protect you from unwanted disease, make you look awesome in that pair of new jeans.