Real Amazing Results With At-Home Fitness
We hear myths about home fitness all the time! The gym can be a great place to reach your fitness goals but for some people it just isn’t their cup of tea. From machines to stretching we dive in for a fun article!
At-Home Fitness: Let’s get the truth
Fitness has become one of the hottest issues today. Your health/fitness contributes towards prevention of major health problems and serious issues. Health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, infertility…etc. arise due to the negligence that people show towards their health.
While many people disregard their personal health, most individuals are starting to take it seriously; making sure they put the time and effort into staying fit.
We all want to be fit but when we follow home fitness myths it can hamper our progress.
For example, wanting to exercise tirelessly in order to witness results more quickly can be hazardous in many ways. Many people hold these myths as true which keeps them from exercising in a way that is comfortable to them such as working out at home!
Here are 5 common myths that surround at-home fitness:
MYTH #1: You can get a better workout at the gym
FACT: This really is a major belief. It is true that a gym has a number of machines and equipment that can be used to exercise. But, if you are not comfortable or cannot afford a membership you can always think about various things that can be done at home.
At-home workouts can in fact prove to be more beneficial as they can be done at any time of the day and usually are cheaper than a gym membership.
MYTH #2: You have to workout at-home the same time every day
FACT: It is true that dedication is required when trying to achieve your goals, but your workout routine and timing does not have to be set in stone. You can have some fluidity to your workout routine.
Everyday is not the same. For example, you will have different energy levels on different days.
A tiring day at work will surely leave no energy for you to exercise. You cannot force yourself to perform a high intensity workout on such days. Instead, stay active by going out for a walk or just try to climb the stairs to make sure you do a little bit to get your body active.
Performing regular activities that help you burn calories (even if it isn’t a full workout) is a great start on a tiring day.
[Editor’s Note: I couldn’t agree more. Even if you don’t do a complete exercise program you can still stay active and burn calories. Stay active everyday!]
MYTH #3: The more you workout at-home the greater the results
FACT: When we work out, we are clearly taxing our muscles. It is well-known that the muscles usually require 24 to 48 hours to recover after an intense workout. Not allowing them to recover will increase the risk of injury.
Thus, exercising or working out daily will not contribute in developing a fit body, but will cause the muscles to become weaker resulting in serious injuries.
[Editor’s Note: As stated above you don’t have to do a workout routine everyday (and it’s not recommended). On these off days go for a walk, play with the kids outside, go for a swim…etc. just stay active.]
MYTH #4: Gym equipment/machines are a better solution
FACT: There are a number of exercises and workouts that contribute towards achieving one’s goals.
In fact, exercise machines and equipment in general isn’t required (think: body weight exercises). You can always get involved in Yoga, Aerobics, and Zumba as well to contribute towards staying fit.
Although yoga may be considered to be an activity that helps in meditation, it is an excellent way to exercise both physically and mentally. Aerobics and Zumba have a number of vigorous movements that help burn calories.
All these can be performed at home without the need to head to the gym.
MYTH #5: Stretching isn’t necessary for at-home fitness
FACT: We’ve all heard that stretching is good for you but many people think that at-home workouts are less intense (or lighter weights used) so you don’t have to stretch.
Workouts, whether performed at-home or at the gym, are as intense as you make them, so they still require stretching. Make sure to warm-up properly and then stretch after your workout as well. This will help in faster muscle recovery and thus prevent injury.
These you go, 5 myths about at-home fitness that people usually believe in about at-home fitness. There is no problem in working out at home and being your own guide.
Make sure you select the best exercises for you and only believe in the facts that have been proved scientifically and practically.
You cannot simply rely on something that has been told to you by other people.
Dig deeper into the science behind the methods so you can practice them the right way even while you are at home!
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