- Diet & Weight Loss
Best Products for an In-Home Gym
An elliptical is a great choice for cardiovascular exercise and full-body workout. It increases the heart rate and is easy on the joints. It would be a great addition to a home gym because they are can be low in cost and do not take up too much space.
If you like to bike ride, but don't want to ride around the neighborhood, try a stationary bike. A stationary bike is a great alternative for cardiovascular training without leaving your home. Many different types of stationary bikes are available, from basic, to advanced bikes that calibrate calories lost and target heart rates for fat burning, etc.
Yoga is great for strengthening muscles and increasing flexibility. It can also be effective in stress management -making it a great supplementary to your in-home gym. Yoga can be done with a yoga mat, and an instructional DVD (if you are not already schooled in Yoga). Some yoga practitioners also use meditative music to listen to along with their exercises.
One of the great things about building muscle is it increases metabolism. Did you know it takes more calories to maintain muscle than fat? This means you can eat the same amount, but will eventually lose body weight by increasing muscle. Muscle also takes up less space that it's bulky counterpart. This is why muscular people tend to weigh more while maintaining a thinner physique. As we age, our bodies tend to lose muscle, which lowers our overall metabolism --part of the reason we put on more fat throughout the years. Combining cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength training equipment makes for a well-rounded in-home gym.