In Home Calisthenics

If you don’t want to waste money on costly gym memberships or personal trainers, but value the importance of exercising, there are many ways to get a good workout in right from your own home. Always talk to your doctor first about exercise routines and any additional Medicare supplement plans you should look into.


Push Ups

Doing push ups is one of the single best exercises you can do that requires no equipment what so ever. You can get good exercise by doing as many as you can in one set, then repeating that a few times or until you can’t do them anymore. Or you can stick to doing a standard amount in a set, say 10 or 20, and immediately alternating with a different exercise for a set, and going back and forth. That’s known as a “super set” and they are great for getting your heart pumping along with the burn in your muscles.


If you’re unable to do full push ups from the balls of your feet, a good way to work your way up to that is by doing them from your knees instead. It may feel weird at first, but it will still be building up the muscles needed to perform a full push up.

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Air Squats

Most people hear “squats” and picture a large man with hundreds of pounds of weights on his back, yelling at the top of his lungs. You don’t need to be a body builder to do squats, you can simply squat the air, extending your arms out in front of you or over your head, and reap massive benefits from it. For an added bonus, grab any household item with some heft to it and hold that while you do it. It could be a large book, or a bag filled books or other things, or even a small chair or footrest if you’re able to grip it.

Sit Ups

All you need is a floor for this one. Simply lay down on the floor and, that’s right, sit up. There are also plenty of variations of the sit up you can do for even more benefit, such as laying back and doing leg raises. Like the air squats, you get an added bonus if you can find a household item to hold while you do these. Anything that will add a little resistance to the movement will yield greater results.