Exercise effectively at home!
Exercise provides many benefits and we feel better when we engage in physical activity, whether it’s by taking a walk, playing in the park, or doing a heavy workout at the gym.
It’s not just our bodies that we strengthen when we exercise, but our minds as well. During exercise and physical activity, the brain releases serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, among other things. These make us feel calm and satisfied, alleviate pain, and increase our well-being.
Home exercise – many benefits
Many people start the year by buying a gym membership that seems like a good idea at first, but which is used less and less used as the motivation decreases. Is it hard for you to find the motivation to go to the gym? Then you should try working out at home!
Benefits of home exercise
- You decide when you want to exercise.
- You never have to wait to use the exercise equipment or machines.
- Save time by not having to travel to and from the gym.
- You have your own changing room.
Exercise at home
Many people think they need a lot of space to workout at home. Of course, the larger the room you have available, the easier it will be, but exercising at home doesn’t have to take up much space. A yoga mat, Pilates band or a few dumbbells can be enough for a sweaty and effective full-body workout.
What do you need to exercise at home?
The gear and equipment you need for your home workouts are determined by your ambition and fitness level. In our range you will find exercise equipment that you can use to build a home gym in the basement, or equipment that you can easily pack away into s closet or store out on the balcony.
And you know what? You can actually exercise effectively using your own body weight, so you may not need all the equipment.
If you don’t want to exercise using just your own body weight, you should get some weights. With weights, you challenge your muscles and can easily track your progress since you will be able to use heavier and heavier weights.
You can get a full-body workout with a kettlebell. You can use the same kettlebell for your whole body, or buy a few of different weights to challenge specific muscle groups. A kettlebell doesn’t take up much space and can be easily stored out of sight when not being used.
A barbell set allows you to effectively exercise your whole body with a single barbell. You can easily vary the weight of the barbell by removing or adding more weight plates. With a barbell you are fully equipped for a sweaty full-body workout – with everything from bicep curls to squats and bench presses.
Coordination and stretching
You can do a lot with an exercise ball. An exercise ball is great to use for stretching or strength training, stomach training or balance training. You can even use the ball as a chair when sitting in front of the computer or TV. This allows you to exercise the muscles in your abdomen and torso while doing other things.
Cardio is one of the easiest forms of exercise to do at home. You can train indoors, in your yard, or out in nature. You can grab a couple of resistance bands and exercise in front of the TV in the evening, or do a few jumps with your skipping rope. The possibilities for cardio are almost endless!
Full-body workouts at home
When it comes to exercising at home, you are in charge! Create a simple full-body workout, which is effective and only takes 30 minutes.
- Prepare 8-10 exercises that train different muscles in the body. For example, squats, push-ups or sit-ups. Use weights or your own body weight.
- Perform the first exercise for 30 seconds. Then rest for 15 seconds before moving on to exercise number 2, and so on.
- Do all the exercises and then rest 1 minute before repeating the set.
Do 2-3 sets in total!