Attaining proper health and fitness levels may seem like an easy set of tasks to accomplish. However, attaining one's maximum potential isn't necessarily as easy as it may seem. There are many disciplines involved with achieving a certain level of fitness. Whether the individual knows it or not, every aspect of their life has a tremendous amount of impact on their fitness levels.
In regards to achieving certain levels of fitness, many people are held back from reaching their ultimate goals due to work and other high priority obligations. However, one should never neglect their necessities of partaking in exercise and physical activity, as one's health should be considered as being the number one priority!
One reason many people do not engage in physical activity is due to time and/or money. Gym memberships aren't always the cheapest clubs to join, and sometimes distance is a major factor too. Although these may seem like excuses to some people, they are certainly good enough reasons to hold one back from joining a gym. This does not mean that they should put their fitness needs on halt. One can easily manage their time efficiently to engage in some types of physical activity at home. After all, breaking a sweat each day is very beneficial to one's health.
If an individual is unable to make it to the gym, they can opt to workout at home. Firstly, they should adjust their diet to where they can efficiently exercise and accomplish their other required tasks on schedule. By implementing a healthy diet into one's daily regiment, not only will they have enough energy and willpower to keep on with their exercise plan, but also enough to accomplish their work and responsibilities of tending to family.
Some exercises one can do at home are push ups, pull ups, crunches, planks, and body squats. Also, if one doesn't have weights at home, they can utilize anything that has weight to it to add resistance to their workouts. For example, a gallon of milk can be used as a 10 pound weight, approximately.
Push ups are a well known traditional exercise that not only engages one's chest and fast twitch muscles involved in the area, but also helps to sculpt the obliques, abdominal muscles, arms, shoulders, and even legs due to supporting the body up. If an individual wants to train their muscles differently, then they can invest in a pull up bar to further strengthen their upper body muscles. Planks are another form of exercise where the individual holds themselves up with their forearms and elbows in a parallel manner to strengthen the core. The longer the individual is able to hold themselves up in a plank position, the stronger their core will become.
The exercises mentioned previously are mostly beneficial for one's upper body and core. Although those body parts are important for achieving a full level of fitness, they should also consider working out their lower body as well. Strength in the legs can be achieved by implementing a body squat program, if one doesn't want to invest in a squat rack or leg lift machine. Simply bending all the way down in a squat position from a standing position in a continuous manner is actually a very good way to increase one's leg strength. Although it may seem a bit difficult at first, due to not being used to balancing one's body in such a repetitive motion and manner, they can use a table or chair to hold onto for support. After some time, they will become accustomed to the workout and gain a good amount of balance and coordination. After they've achieved those goals, they may find it in themselves to pursue a weight training program.