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Ways In-Home Exercising Saves Time

author image Patrick Dale
Patrick Dale is an experienced writer who has written for a plethora of international publications. A lecturer and trainer of trainers, he is a contributor to "Ultra-FIT" magazine and has been involved in fitness for more than 22 years. He authored the books "Military Fitness", "Live Long, Live Strong" and "No Gym? No Problem!" and served in the Royal Marines for five years.
Ways In-Home Exercising Saves Time
Get fit and save time by working out at home. Photo Credit: Sean Murphy/Lifesize/Getty Images

Exercise should be part of people's lifestyle but not everyone wants to go to a gym to workout. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise every week. People should also do muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week. Exercising at home can save you money as you don't need to pay any expensive gym memberships and it can also save you time.

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No Commuting

Unless you live next door to a gym, you will probably have to ride or drive to go and work out. Unless your gym is directly on your route between your house and work or another regular destination, simply travelling to and from the gym can waste valuable time. Working out at home means you can skip this time-consuming journey and get straight into your workout without having to reduce your free time.

No Queues for the Exercise Equipment

Gyms can get very busy, which means if you visit during a busy part of the day, you can spend as much time waiting around as you do exercising. However, if you work out at home, you will probably be the only person exercising so you won't suffer such inconvenient hold-ups. Not only will you be able to get through your workout more quickly, less rest between exercises also makes your workout more demanding and provides a good way to increase your fitness without having to resort to longer workouts.

No Distractions

Going to the gym can be a very sociable affair. Though it's nice to chat with friends and acquaintances between sets, what starts out as just a few exchanged words can easily turn into a full-on conversation and this can rob you of valuable time. Just a few moments talking to a friend or two can add a lot of time to your total time spent at the gym. Exercising at home means you can workout without such distractions.

No Queues for the Showers

Once your workout is finished, it's time to hit the showers. If you have just finished a group exercise class, this means you'll probably be competing for shower space with a whole bunch of other people. Unless you were lucky enough to get to the showers first, you may have to spend time waiting for one to become free. Exercising at home means you probably won't have to wait long to use the shower, if at all.

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