Home fitness tips

These days, you don’t have to go to a gym to get fit. There are plenty of ways you can keep fit at home, it’s convenient and it can be free (or at least cheaper than taking out a long-term gym membership or hiring a personal trainer). Here are our top 5 Mount Isa home fitness tips.

1. Make sure you have air-con (or a pool)

This first tip is about practicality and comfort, not necessarily fitness! Ideally, you should have air-con and/or a pool to help keep you as comfortable as possible while you’re exercising (or afterward) in your Mount Isa home, especially in summer.

2. Set aside a regular time to exercise at home

Exercise is one of those things that should become a part of your weekly routine. If you don’t set aside regular time to do it at home, it’s easy to spend the time you could have spent exercising just watching Netflix instead. You can do both at the same time if you want!

The main thing is to set aside time to do regular exercise and to make sure you do it. If you have more energy and time available in the morning, do it then. If afternoons or nights are better for you, schedule your exercise time then.

3. Make sure you stretch and warm-up before you start exercising

This helps you to avoid any injuries. The last thing you want to do is pull a muscle and have to abandon your home exercise routine while you recover. Stretching and warming up properly before you exercise will help to ensure that you won’t.

4. Do a variety of bodyweight and cardiovascular exercises

You don’t need to have expensive gym equipment to work out at home. Bodyweight and cardiovascular exercises like pushups, squats, sit-ups, planks, lunges, burpees, and mountain climbers are great ways to strengthen your arms, legs, and abdominal muscles, as well as to get your heart rate up. They don’t need any equipment.

Alternate between doing these exercises and keep a note of how many of each exercise you can do, as well as how long you can hold a plank for. This should give you benchmarks and targets to meet each time you exercise. Set yourself some weekly or monthly improvement goals to help keep you motivated and accountable.

5. Use fitness technology to monitor your progress

There’s a range of wearable fitness technology you can use these days to track your progress. For example Fitbits or ‘smart’ watches with fitness tracking functionality. A Fitbit is worn on your wrist like a watch and it can keep track of your activity level and heart rate, as can many smartwatches on the market.

Home fitness FAQS

How much exercise should you do each week?

This depends on the intensity level of the exercise you do. The Department of Health recommends that adults aged between 18 and 64 should do either:

  • 1.25 to 2.5 hours per week of vigorously intense exercise, or
  • 2.5 to 5 hours per week of moderately intense exercise.

What is a healthy weight?

This depends on a range of factors, including your age, gender, height, and muscle mass. As a very general guide, a body mass index of between 18.5 and 24.9 is a healthy range.

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