Non-Gym Workouts for Men

If the gym just isn’t for you, here are four non-gym workouts for men.

This past year has tested us in many ways.  Many of us decided to skip the gym for a myriad of reasons.  It can be hard to get back into your fitness routine.  If you’re not quite ready to go back to the gym or have decided the gym just isn’t for you, there are still ways to get your daily workout. Daily exercise is so important, especially for men.  It helps energize you, maintain your optimum weight and even boosts your mood, while warding off illness.  If the gym just isn’t for you, here are four non-gym workouts for men:

  1. Biking – Biking is an excellent low-impact exercise.  It only requires two to four hours a week to improve your health with cycling.  Because it’s low-impact, it causes less strain and injuries.  It uses all of the major muscle groups while you pedal and doesn’t require high levels of physical skill.  Plus, biking increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.   Biking is a great way to lose weight since it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns body fat.  Now that the weather is nice, you can get out on the trails and paths and ride.  But if you’d rather workout at home, there are many options for spin cycles and accompanying apps.
  2. Swimming – Swimming just might be the perfect workout. It offers a low-impact aerobic workout that allows you to get your heart rate up while the buoyancy of the water supports your body and takes the strain off painful joints. In addition, swimming targets the muscles in your legs, abdomen, shoulders and arms, enabling you to build up muscle strength and tone. Research has also found that swimming can improve your mental state and put you in a better mood.  Plus, chlorine is a powerful disinfectant that can kill most bacteria, viruses, and parasites when it is added to water.
  3. Biking – Biking is an excellent low-impact exercise.  It only requires two to four hours a week to improve your health with cycling.  Because it’s low-impact, it causes less strain and injuries.  It uses all of the major muscle groups while you pedal and doesn’t require high levels of physical skill.  Plus, biking increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.   Biking is a great way to lose weight since it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns body fat.  Now that the weather is nice, you can get out on the trails and paths and ride.  But if you’d rather workout at home, there are many options for spin cycles and accompanying apps.
  4. Swimming – Swimming just might be the perfect workout. It offers a low-impact aerobic workout that allows you to get your heart rate up while the buoyancy of the water supports your body and takes the strain off painful joints. In addition, swimming targets the muscles in your legs, abdomen, shoulders and arms, enabling you to build up muscle strength and tone. Research has also found that swimming can improve your mental state and put you in a better mood.  Plus, chlorine is a powerful disinfectant that can kill most bacteria, viruses, and parasites when it is added to water.

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