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Free exercise (no gym)

Most parents are busy looking after the family. Being physically active and getting the right amount of exercise is easier than it may first appear. The trick is to make exercise part of a daily routine. There is no need for expensive gym sessions. Many moderate exercises are either low-cost or free. Is this your idea of getting fit?


Banishing the lazy person 

Doing regular moderate-intensity activity is enough to keep you healthy. Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. No need for expensive gym sessions, as there are many low-cost activities.

The cheap exercise routine 

  • Walking: easy exercise that is free and accessible. Either walk alone or with a friend to stimulate the cardiovascular system (heart, lungs & circulation).
  • Home exercise: Burn calories and lose weight using a daily 15-minute home workout routine. Choose free routines to watch via the web.
  • Running: for those more dedicated, however build up the speed and duration of the runs gradually, with the aim to running 5km in 9 weeks.
  • Cycling: works out the lower body (legs) and cardiovascular system. Either cycle alone or make it a social activity by riding with friends or family via many cycle paths.
  • Swimming: most pools offer lessons for the beginner or those wanting to improve. Swimming exercises the whole body and is a great way to tone up.
  • Dancing: not restricted to the older generation. Most dance studios offer classes for all abilities. It is an aerobic activity that improves your balance and co-ordination. A great way to meet new friends.

Experts say that you should aim for at least 30-minutes of moderate physical activity every day. If you hit the couch-potato routine, then your body will become deconditioned. Try walking around the block for 30-minutes each day; that is all it takes for sufficient exercise.

ChildMax pays your take home salary while you are on unpaid leave caring for a sick child. The NHS provides world class medical care, but parents are the care team; this can reduce earnings. ChildMax starts from £49.50.

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Date: 09 June 2021 by max robinson