…fit in some cardio exercises right at home without needing any equipment. Plus, it helps keep your heart rate up and pushes your weight loss into high gear. These exercises are perfect for the days spent indoors whether you don’t have enough time to head to the gym or are limited due to bad weather.
Here’s a great example of an energetic, fun indoor cardio workout:
3. The Milk Jug and Water Bottle Strength Training Workout
Strength training is a method of exercise that includes moves meant to improve your body’s strength and stamina.
This strength training works like this: if you’ve never performed, an exercise like a pushup before and then do one rep, you’re introducing a new stressor to your working muscles — in this case, your chest, arms, and shoulders. As a result, the muscle tissues experience micro-tears, and the will body repairs them, to adapt, and they become both bigger and stronger as a result. That said, you don’t need lots of weight to do this.
If you’re new to strength training even the easiest variations of exercises will stimulate a response, and as you get stronger, you can increase the weight, reps, sets, or reduce your rest time to keep progressing.
You can even use stuff around the house like milk or juice jugs as dumbbells’. And if you want to get fancy, some even use the 5-gallon water jugs for water dispensers as a heavier weight. The point is, you can use just about anything to provide the resistance you want.
As for what the science says, strength training has been proven to increase muscle mass in adults (which translates to more calories burned at rest) and less fat mass.
Beyond a better body, studies also link strength training to improved coordination, better cognitive function, higher bone density, and reduced back pain in inactive adults.
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