With the new spring season comes renewed energy and motivation to get up and get moving again! It may not always be easy to get to the gym but there are still plenty of other ways to get exercise as it should be a part of your regular routine. In fact, Health.gov recommends getting between 2 ½ to 5 hours of moderate exercise a week. Here are some at-home exercises you can do from the comfort of your own residence or apartment gym.
Looking for a way to get your heart rate up? A study from PMC shows that regular moderate to intense exercise 3 to 5 times a week lowers blood pressure by an average of 3.4/2.4 mmHg. If you’re looking to get your blood pressure under control, cardio is the way to do it. Walking or jogging in place and using step blocks are a great start. If you’re looking for something more robust, jumping rope is one of the most demanding exercises there is for your heart, and can easily be done at home or in apartment gyms. It does count as a high-impact exercise, however, and it requires practice and strong joints. Work your way up to using a rope if you’re not comfortable with it quite yet.
Chances are, you find yourself feeling stiff at the end of the day. If you work long hours at a desk or you otherwise sit down for long periods of time, you feel it: your shoulders start to ride up towards your ears, your head and shoulders lean forward, and your back curls up. A list of flexibility stretches on SymptomFind supplies a nice breakdown of some basics to start with, such as neck and shoulder stretches. If you’re in the mood to get up and walk around, consider stretching your calves by leaning against a wall. For those that have yoga mats or (clean) rugs, a good hamstring and lower back stretch might be just what you need to get those muscles warmed up.
Now here’s a way to burn those calories in faster bursts of workouts. HIIT routines usually consist of a short warm-up period followed by medium-to high-intensity exercises for short bursts of time. Many people start with 10 to 15 minute workouts and trust us, that’s more than enough time to build up a sweat. If you’re feeling ambitious though, you can try these ideas from Tom’s Guide for a 35-minute HIIT workout. Many of the Post Brothers properties have HIIT workout stations in their apartment fitness centers, which makes it easy to incorporate this training into your routine.
Weightlifting is the foundation of most exercise routines for everyone. Lifting weights helps us build muscle and tone the muscles we have. Did you know that the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn over time, even during rest? At most Post Brothers properties, you’ll be able to enjoy state-of-the-art apartment fitness centers that supply you with the equipment you need for a basic weight training routine. From dumbbells to bars to equipment for bodyweight exercises, there’s something for everyone.
At-home workouts are as easy as jogging in place or throwing a towel on the ground for some back stretches. It gets much easier as some properties already have apartment gyms included as amenities. Living in such a convenient building with a fully equipped fitness center, such as those in Post Brothers properties, will definitely save you the time and hassle of going out to public gyms. Give these exercises a try and amp up your fitness this season!
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By Roslyn Janelle