For many, the prospect of getting into exercise can be daunting, especially when it can often come with the commitment of expensive equipment and gym memberships.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate fitness into your lifestyle which cost little or nothing at all, and can act as a great place to start with exercise before you’re ready to move onto the next step.
Trying out a variety of different work out methods for free can be perfect for finding out what works for you, so that you can tailor your exercise to your everyday life.
Take a look below at our best picks!
In our modern lives, it can be pretty easy to just jump in the car to head to the shops, but this ease of access can have a detrimental affect on overall health.
A simple and free way to get fit would be to ditch the car or bus for short distances, and to walk instead. Research suggests that people who incorporate daily walking into their lifestyle burn more energy than those who head to the gym a few times a week!
Fancy a personal trainer? For many, incorporating a personal trainer into your lifestyle can be pretty expensive. Luckily, there are plenty of videos online for you to try! Youtube channels such as ‘Fitness Blender’ offer brilliant videos which feel like your very own personal training sessions and can be done from the comfort of your home for free!
Cycle to Work.
If you’re sick of sitting in rush hour traffic, a great way to save on time and to get fit for free in the process would be to opt for cycling to work! Make sure you grab a helmet and read up on road safety, and you’re good to go!
If you don’t have a bike, you’ll be able to grab a cheap one from buy and sell sites.
Take the stairs.
If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate fitness into your lifestyle, take the stairs!
Avoiding the lift to opt for trying the steps can be a great way to include extra cardio into your day, it’s safe, low impact, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere at anytime!
Skipping is an excellent way to keep fit, and can be done at anytime of the day. A skipping rope can be purchased online or in store for a few pounds, and can deliver a brilliant form of strenuous exercise into your lifestyle!
Running can be a free and easy exercise to incorporate into your lifestyle. Apps such as the Nike Run one, can deliver a detailed look at your running habits, whilst measuring your distance, average speed and the calories burned- all for free!