Fitness Equipment for those who over Indulged during the Holidays
The New Year always brings the inevitable resolutions and you can guarantee that most people’s resolutions will involve losing weight and using fitness equipment, especially after the indulgence of the Christmas period. Everyone suffers the same holiday problem too much food (and no fitness equipment) around which means that you are c onstantly tempted to graze all day long and often do. Fitness Equipment can help - now is the time to lose the season’s overindulgence and the weight you are hoping to shift for the year to feel happy and confident. As with all exercise regimes it has to be combined with a healthy balanced diet in order to be effective. You need food from all of the major food groups including carbohydrates and fats in spite of what many fad diets will claim. Your body needs complex carbs to allow a slow sugar release all day, this maintains a constant energy release rather than a sudden sugar release and then a big high then dip which cause mood swings, headaches and tiredness.
Home Fitness Equipment
If you don’t feel confident enough to hit the gym then investing in some home gym equipment would be the best route for you. You can buy everything from treadmills through to multi gyms that will help you tone and lose weight. Buying a treadmill would be a good investment because most people would be able to approach a treadmill fitness routine without feeling daunted. A bike would be another great option because most people feel confident in riding a bike and would feel comfortable devising their own routine centred around a cycling workout, spinning has become increasingly popular and there is no reason why you can’t create your own spinning routine. Rowing machines are slightly more problematic because there is a specific technique that needs to be followed, you can’t just sit down and go, you have to be sitting correctly and using your arms correctly in order to get the most from your exercise. If you are moving incorrectly you can actually end up hurting yourself and damaging your muscles. Cross trainers have become a really popular type of home fitness equipment because they work the whole body in a strong cardio vascular workout. You can buy cross trainers that have built in programmes so you have a premade workout for your first few sessions.
If you are looking to tone your arms and legs one of the most effective ways is through weight training, a few reps with light weights will make a huge difference to your muscle tone. You can buy a wide range of free weights that are perfect for use when running on a treadmill or following an aerobic workout. They will help tone up your arms with a steady progression, as one set becomes too easy you can move onto a slightly heavier set and keep going until you have the results you were hoping for. To tone legs you can purchase ankle weights that simply Velcro around the ankle whilst you run, walk or go about your daily activities. You can of course buy a whole multi gym complex that will allow you to use a wide range of weights to tone all areas of the body but if you are just looking for a bit of a tone up this could be an investment too far. What are you waiting for, get yourself some great fitness equipment and beat the Christmas bulge once and for all.