Least expensive things to do to exercise

Discussion in Sports & Fitness started by Konstantina • Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Benleem

    BenleemNew Member

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    If you work from home a lot or stick in the office for hours, try to walk home if it is a walking distance. Walk to the supermarket rather take the car. You could be working on your fitness and saving on gas at the same time. Stretching a little for a couple of times while working on your desk all day in the office will keep your heart busy, even if it is for a couple of minutes. Make a deliberate attempt to visit the park daily for a couple of minutes and the walking will do you good. No cost involved.
     
  2. Victor Leigh

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    If you sit in front of the computer for many hours everyday, there is one exercise which you can do right at the computer table. Put your arms by your sides with the palms flat on the seat of your chair. Straighten your arms and lift yourself off the seat of the chair by just an inch. Hold for 10 seconds. Release. Repeat. You would be surprised that you can actually work up a sweat just doing that.
     
  3. tosaytheleast

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    I like your idea doing exercise and your daily habits in one. This is actually true but I guess the target of these daily habits is just to maintain fitness and even loose some weight. How about exercises to gain strength and build muscles? I bet you really have to go to the gym and have a personal trainer to achieve that. I am required to go to the gym because I really need some weight and I do not want to just eat a lot and expand in to a big ball of fats.
     
  4. freelove89

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    The best thing anyone could do to get in ultimate shape for any kind of activity is hill sprints. They work for all athletes and get you ripped in just a couple of weeks. Make sure you take rest days, as these can be extremely brutal. It's a fast, painful way to boot yourself into great shape, and best of all, free. :cool:
     
  5. bsdgds

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    You could make a daily run or job to your local library or book store.
    If that doesn't work, the cheapest thing to do would be to spend a quick 10 dollars
    on a set of small waits and go from there.
     
  6. saizo6

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    Walking my dogs has always been a good form of exercise for me. That or taking them to the park and running around with them. It's really nice to spend some time outdoors and have fun. And yard work is another thing. My mom has so many potted plants and flowers and I'm always hauling them from one place to another. I actually work up some sweat from doing this.
     
  7. Mystique

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    The most inexpensive exercises for me would be to walk around the farm holding that I live on. Also, my fiancé and I walk to the nearest garage every other day to buy papers or whatever we might need for the house such as milk, eggs, etc. When we feel socialising, we would take a cab from our place to the beach, and then walk from there to the local tavern. During summer, I feel more energetic because I swim almost every day, but now that winter is approaching, I would have to resort to walking around the holding, to the garage, and the stairs in our house :D
     
  8. Esperahol

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    I live upstairs next to a very large park and with a pool down the street. You can run up and down stairs or just walk them. You can go swimming in a public pool (its a great exercise), you can just do the exercises you learn in school. You can rent videos and dvds from the library to lean new exercises. You can also also run, jog, or walk about. Also you can try finding community efforts like free karate classes or whatever. I know that there are weekly lessons (free) at my nearby park.
     
  9. j_pin

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    I agree with a lot of the things the others have said. I work from home and go on about 4 separate one mile walks with my dog per day. This helps me not to get headaches from staring at the computer and also to not get fat! I also do crunches, leg lifts, and planks. I have a few 10lb and less weights that I use just to work out and tone my arms. Pretty much everything doesn't even cost a penny.
     
  10. Isabellas2007

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    I like using the park close to me for walking on the nature trails. These are a great way to reconnect with nature, but the terrain changes all the time. So you can never really get used to the terrain which you have access to.
     
  11. love2loveu

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    What I did when I wanted to lose weight and not have to spend money on fancy equipment and gym memberships was to purchase an exercise jump rope. It was $10.00. I used that rope everyday to exercise and I lost 30lbs.
     
  12. norm17

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    i suggest one of the least expensive way to do exercise is running or walking everyday instead of going to a gym :)
     
  13. artifactsofmars

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    Try yard sales to get some inexpensive exercise equipment. I bought some gadget for $10 and I still don't know what you call it but it works, when I use it of course.
    One time I got a rowing thing, essentially a pipe with a spring and stirrups for your feet for 50 cents. My worst fantasy though is that the spring snaps and whacks me in the face.
     
  14. dissn_it

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    I like walking, it is the perfect exercise for me now that I am older. It is nice to get outside and get some fresh air while getting some exercise in at the same time. The best thing about it is that it 100% free to do. If the weather is bad, I will do some yoga or pilates at home. Other than the small cost I incurred to learn them, they are also free to do, too.
     
  15. siriusboi

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    An exercise jump rope is no doubt a very good investment. I'm planning on buying a new one since my old jump rope is complete worn out. I have been using it since I was a kid. It's been helping me with my cardio a lot. I will surely miss my jump rope when I bury it. Lol.
     
  16. andrew320

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    I concur; gyms are very, very expensive and I avoid them at all costs plus you need a lot of identification.

    The exercise things I do that are free are play tennis, do a lot of walking, play frisbee or football with my fiancee and play with our cats in the apartment.
     
  17. Parker

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    This is a great little thread packed with low cost exercise ideas. Unfortunately, I had to give up my gym membership at the YMCA. I really like the jump rope idea. I have recently started back playing tennis. I had forgot how much of a workout it really is!
     
  18. artifactsofmars

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    I love the outdoors, so I say go out hunting and fishing. The fresh air out of doors gives you a benefit, and all that walking around will get you fit in nothing flat. If you don't like the outdoor sports, you could try photography if that is your thing. Walking in the woods, you will have an endless supply of interesting things to take a photo of. You are right though. The best way to exercise is to get off your behind and do something.
     
  19. Adeal4u

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    I like to walk around because it keeps me in shape. I work at home and I take breaks in between my writing to go for a walk. You have to keep moving especially when you get older. Don't become accustom to sitting in a chair get up and exercise. If you don't like to walk or run go for a bike ride. There are tons of free activities you can do to stay fit.
     
  20. Ja'cobeC

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    There are plenty of things you could do. Like go walking or jogging. Put on some music and starting dancing which burn a lot of calories. There are a lot you could do with no money at all.
     
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