Don’t think that lifting weights is just for bodybuilders and professional athletes. Weight lifting can have a tremendous impact on your health and wellbeing. Not only does it strengthen your body and help you build more muscle, it also reduces stress and can boost your metabolism helping to burn fat. A barbell set is ideal for heavy lifting, but you can also get great results from dumbbells or a kettlebell.
A cardio routine is also important for improving stamina and your heart and lung health. Exercise bikes are ideal for squeezing in a heart pumping workout and you’ll find models with built in workout routines to help make your session more interesting than just pedalling along at a steady rate. If you prefer running we also have treadmills, which also come with workouts, heart rate monitors and other features to help you make the most of your workout.
Be sure to kit yourself out with a fitness tracker or pedometer too. These handy items will help you monitor your effort and some even interact with an app to provide detailed reports and workout routines. Sometimes it can be hard to see progress, so it’s useful to be able to look back at hard data and see where you’ve made improvements and where you need to work harder.