How to workout at home with Laura London

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Most people agree that physical exercises of a home workout routine are better and more important than some of those in the gym. The gym workouts require sufficient time and money in membership fees. If you are at home doing your workouts, you are spared of the problem leaving your premises. You also avoid the cost of expensive equipment as your exercises will use only what are available for your workout at home.

How to workout at home with Laura London
How to workout at home with Laura London

 If, however, your home exercises inevitably need certain equipment to help you do them well as if in a gym, you can acquire the items like those for bodyweight movements, at inexpensive prices. These include exercise balls, exercise bands, dumbbells, and the indoor chin-up bar.

Before you start your own workout at home, be sure that you have chosen a training program that fits your goal. Is it for losing weight and toning up? Or is it for building muscles to get you stronger?

Planning your own exercise is necessary because it will make you understand the different elements of a good exercise routine such as endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. 

Endurance can be improved by ding such simple exercises as walking, running, cycling and swimming. You can have strength by also doing simple things included in your fitness plan that covers basic strengthening elements. 

Maintaining balance is important especially for people 55 years old and over, and must be included in a program of regular exercise. Good levels of flexibility can be maintained by stretching regularly at the end of your workout.

Exercises at home can be done without equipment but can be made more fun with music or while you are watching a TV program. These exercises include walking, jumping jack, pushups, leg lifts, crunches, jogging in place, squats, lightweight lifting, dancing and step exercise.

Check out this video for some quick, at-home workouts to try!

Walking tones up the legs and can be done outdoors if the weather is fine, otherwise, it should be done indoors, by going up and down the flight of stairs or walking around your house for a number of times. 

The jumping jack is a great conditioning and cardio exercise performed from a standing position by jumping to a position with spread legs and hands touching overhead, and then returning to the original position. Push-ups build your arm strength and work the muscle in your chest area while a leg lift builds strength and muscles in your legs. For building and strengthening your abdominal muscles or abs, crunches are the best exercise.

While jogging in place can be great for your heart, it can also be fun by listening to music at the same time or watching TV. Squats can be performed by sitting and standing repeatedly from a regular chair, that can be a good exercise for the legs and buttocks. Lightweight lifting also helps build muscles by using any weight available at home, such as laundry detergent bottles, milk jugs and even water jugs. 

Dancing is not only a wonderful exercise for the heart, but it also lifts up your spirits and boosts your overall feeling of wellness. For your step exercise, you can use the steps in your home, if any, with repetitions if you want to further tone your leg muscles.

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  1. This is really good but is it good. But I have high blood pressure. Is it good for me?
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    1. Cardiovascular, or aerobic, exercise can help lower your blood pressure and make your heart stronger. Examples include walking, jogging, jumping rope, bicycling (stationary or outdoor), cross-country skiing, skating, rowing, high- or low-impact aerobics, swimming, and water aerobics.
      How Often Should You Exercise?
      Go for moderate activity, like brisk walking, at least 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. If you’re short on time, vigorous activity, like jogging, gives you the same benefit in 20 minutes, 3 to 4 days a week.

      But if you're feeling very short of breath, or if you feel like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly, slow down or rest.

      Stop exercising if you feel chest pain, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or pressure or pain in your neck, arm, jaw, or shoulder.

      Call your doctor or seek emergency treatment immediately if these symptoms do not go away quickly, or if it happens again.