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Ways In-Home Exercising Saves Time

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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
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Exercise should be part of of person's everyday life, but not everyone wants to go to a gym to workout. Sometimes, it's the budget that makes a gym a no-go; in other cases, a person might not want to waste the time that going to a gym requires.

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The Centers for Disease Control recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately-intense aerobic exercise every week, as well as two 20-minute sessions per week of muscle-strengthening activities. You don't have to waste time in a gym—save time by working out at home.

Read more: Exercise-at-Home Weight-Loss Plans for Beginners

Skip the Commute

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. 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.

Read more: Reasons Why People Go to the Gym Vs. Working Out at Home

Get your Zen on during an in-home yoga workout.
Get your Zen on during an in-home yoga workout. Photo Credit: SolisImages/iStock/GettyImages

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.

At home, on the other hand, you can bang out your sets without anyone bugging you (unless you have a meddling child!) Just close the door and spend 30 minutes exercising all by yourself.

Finish up in No Time

Once your workout is finished, it's time to hit the showers. However, 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. Plus, you don't need to jostle for mirror space afterward.

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