Exercise on a Budget

Back away from the Cheetos and get that ass in shape!

Only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week, more than half of all baby boomers report doing no exercise whatsoever, and 80.2 million Americans over age 6 are entirely inactive.

There are so many ways to get the recommended amount of exercise each week without going to a gym or breaking your budget. Making some small changes in your daily life can add up to some big changes to your health and weight loss goals.

Here are some basic and common activities you can do at home or around your neighborhood to get in shape and lose weight:

  1. Walking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults walk about 7,000 to 8,000 steps per day, but to really get your heart pumping 10, 000 steps should be your goal.  Purchase a pedometer to track how many steps you are taking.  A brisk daily walk not only helps you tone up, lose weight, and get into shape, but puts minimal stress on your joints and can be therapeutic, relaxing, and it’s free!

  1. Jogging