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Exercise at home

You don't have to join the gym for working out and exercise. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and lose weight for good by exercising at home using specific exercises that target the muscles you want to tone and areas where you want workout - e.g. abs!

Below we've suggested exercises that are aimed to get you out of your chair and get a little home exercise and feel like you've been working out.

Although you can buy exercise equipment for the home, the only item that may need to be purchased are some dumbbells.

» Why not click here to buy exercise equipment online

These exercises are just a few of many, but will help firm, tone and keep you active. They will leave you able to carry out your daily tasks more easily. The exercises below are ideal for anyone who is new to exercise at home.

Guidelines For Exercising At Home

It's a good idea to check with a health professional and ask their opinion before undertaking any exercise, especially if it has been a while since you have undertaken any fitness program or exercise.

  • Start off gently, and work within your comfort zone
  • Increase your effort gradually over several weeks.
  • Maintain regular breathing throughout the exercises, try not to hold your breath - your muscles need oxygen!
  • Try to keep strict form with control, not using momentum.

Do not undertake any exercise if you are in pain or feeling unwell. If you feel faint, dizzy or unwell while exercising stop immediately.

Select your Home Exercise :

Abdominal Exercises


The stomach and abs region is one areas of the body where excess weight is most noticeable - especially in men. Use the exercises in this section to strengthen the abdominal muscles and to really tone that stomach!

Stomach Tuck-In | Waist Twists | Sit Ups / Crunches

Why not take a close look at our dedicated section for abdominal exercises or consider the abdominal exercise machine?


Backs
One of the largest muscle group areas on the body - it's also the muscle groups that many forget to use properly and also forget to train properly.

Back Exercises


Balance
Included are some examples of some simple exercises that you can do to improve your balance. Many of the exercise examples shown as part of the Exercise at Home section require a certain degree of balance, so this section should be very useful.

Balance


Leg Exercises
Exercises that target the calves, thighs, hamstrings and buttocks. These exercises are also suitable for beginners and can be a added to for a more challenging workout. Click on the leg exercise links below to get a full description of the exercise. You may find the section on exercise equipment helpful if you keen on toning and strengthening your legs :

Squat | Lunges | Front Leg Raise | Side Leg Raise | Rear Leg Raise | Alternate Leg Raise | Leg Cross Over | Thigh Squeeze | Calf Raises


Mobility Improvement Exercises
Exercises to improve mobility of the neck, shoulders, hips and ankles. Great exercises for those right at the start of their exercise program.

Mobility Improvement


Stamina
Increasing your stamina will help you complete your every day tasks more easily, and ensure that you have raised energy levels and feel fitter. There is also more information in the Cardio section.

Stamina


Upper Body Exercises
Helpful exercises for those who would like to improve their upper body strength and tone. Some of the exercises require weights, and also a weight bench would be of use, but for those exercises like the bicep curls why not consider using a bag of sugar, or maybe some tinned produce to give that extra workout. Have a look at the resistance straps and free weights if you would like some information on additional exercise equipment to help you out while doing these exercises.

Chest Firming | Press Ups | Bicep Curls | Tricep Curls


If you like the idea of getting into exercise and improving your overall fitness why not have a look at the information on gyms where fitness instructors are on hand to give you help and advice about your exercise programs.