We all lead busy lives and finding time for work, family commitments and exercise can be challenging. With so much going on it can be difficult to make time for the gym, but with the best fitness accessories you can exercise in the comfort of your own home.
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While cardio is important, strength training is a vital part of a balanced fitness routine. Hand weights are an easy way to tone your arms and can also be used to enhance other exercises, such as squats. They can improve your flexibility and muscle mass, as well as aiding weight loss. John Lewis sell a range of hand weights, from 0.5kg to 4.0kg.
Yoga is good for both body and mind, and it’s one of the easiest exercises to do at home. The Yoga-Mad fitness ball is the perfect item to liven up your workouts. The ball can be used to enhance yoga and pilates positions, as well as for physiotherapy. You can also use it as a chair to improve your posture. For other yoga positions, it’s important to use a yoga mat to cushion your back and prevent injury.
Niki Perry DVD
Fitness DVD’s are a great way to get fit from home. Yoga teacher Niki Terry leads the Transform Now DVD which includes four Power Vinyasa Yoga Flows. The DVD is suitable for all abilities and timescales, allowing you to exercise anywhere from your home, to a hotel room.
Keep track of your exercise and progress with the Fitbit Blaze, the must-have accessory for anyone trying to get fit. The tracker monitors your daily steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. The Fitbit features a hi-res touch screen so you can stay informed on the go. The timepiece also keeps track of your sleep pattern, to help you get a better picture of your overall health.
HIT medium-resistance tube
Micrael Home’s set of three resistance bands can help with toning, muscle strengthening, stretching and rehabilitation. Resistance bands are the perfect fitness accessory, whatever your ability. The set would make a great edition to any home routine.
Z-Power Cross Trainer
Go all out with a fitness machine to make getting fit easy and fuss free. With a cross trainer or exercise bike at home, there will be no more excuses for skipping the gym. With an exercise machine in your house, you can choose to watch TV or listen to music while you workout, in the privacy of your own home.
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