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I have found that working out is one of the most important aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. Currently, swimming is my main form of exercising by swimming 20 hours a week (usually four hours a day about). However, when I retire after this current season I will need to find another form of exercising. Over the summer, I joined a running group that I really enjoyed. In addition, I love going to the gym, using the stationary bike, running on the treadmill, and lifting weights.

Although going to the gym is a wonderful way to work out, there are always the days it is hard to leave the house and to motivate yourself. These, in my opinion, are the days that are the most important to push yourself. To push myself through these days, I have found exercises I can do around my house that are just as good, if not better, than what I can do at the gym. Some of these include running around my neighborhood, going on long walks with my dog, and my favorite riding my bike around town. In addition, I have an app on my phone called Nike Training.

Nike training is an app that has many different workouts with multiple time frames. They have different goals you can choose from such as; get lean, get toned, get strong, and get focused. These include multiple varieties of exercises, some needing weights and others using cardio exercises to target certain areas. This app does a wonderful job of providing exercises for people of all athletic abilities.

Another way I like to find at home exercises is through the internet. There are many different websites you can find exercises on. It is really easy to find exercises for different circumstances you find yourself in. If you don’t have equipment to use such as weights, they have exercises for that. If you do not have work out benches, they have exercises you can do with a chair. There are no excuses not to work out. Someone once told me, a one hour exercise is 4% of your day. Many can find the time to give up 4% of their day.

Working out is extremely important. It is really easy to say “I am too busy today, I can’t”. These are the days that are most important to work through. There are many different exercises plans available through technology such as apps and the Internet. In order to live a healthy life, you need to keep your body healthy.

What do you do to stay healthy at home by working out?

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2 responses

  1. That app sounds great! I’ve recently found an app called “Map my run.” While you run with your phone, it tracks the trail you’ve gone and tells you how far you’ve gone, how many calories per minute you are burning and your pace per mile. It also keeps you on an email listing where they send you new updates on different workout ideas and food eating habits. I’ll definitely have to look up the app you described!

    • It is a good app! I really enjoy it! I’ll have to download Map my run! That sounds really interesting. Every time I run around streets I am always curious how far I am running and if there is an easier way to track it than what I am doing. I will give it a try! Thanks!

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