How to Start Working Out From Home (For Beginners)

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When was the last time you did squats? High school PE class?

Or maybe you tried strength training as part of a home workout plan a few months ago but lost your motivation?

No matter how far you are now from your desired fitness level…

Remember this:

It just takes one second to decide you’re worth it, 10 minutes for your first workout, and two weeks to feel a difference.

Everything you need to successfully start and maintain your workout routine is summed up in this helpful guide:

How to Start Working Out : What You Need To Know Before You Begin

Benefits of exercise (well-known & less known)

Almost everyone knows exercise improves your health. However, a lot of people aren’t aware of all the benefits of exercise.

Top benefits you can look forward to when you start working out:

  • Reduced risk of chronic disease(1)
  • Better mood & mental health(2, 3)
  • Balanced energy levels throughout the day & better sleep
  • Slowing of the aging process(4)
  • A boost to brain health(5)
  • Positive effect on the microbiome(6)
  • A boost to sex life

Man running

How much exercise is recommended weekly for health benefits?

The general exercise recommendation is:

  • Cardio (minimum amount of activity): At least 150 minutes of moderate cardio throughout the week. It can be replaced with at least 75 minutes of intense cardio throughout the week or a combination of both.
  • Strength training (highly recommended): Exercises involving major muscle groups on two or more days a week.
  • For extra health benefits:

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