Why getting Fit Doesn’t have to Cost the Earth

Getting fit certainly doesn’t have to cost the earth, despite what the fitness industry would like you to believe. You may have seen those infomercials where there is a picture of an overweight woman before using the latest piece of exercise equipment to hit the market and a picture of her after looking slim and toned. It is easy to be tricked into thinking that if you buy this gadget or gizmo and use it for just 10 minutes a day (like the woman in the infomercial) you will be able to achieve similar results. However, look out for a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen stating that you need to combine exercise with a calorie-controlled diet.

That won’t stop you wanting to believe that you can achieve the perfect body by spending only a few minutes a day doing exercise and so you may be prepared to part with your cash. However, the chances are you will use your stepper or abdominal machine a few times before getting bored with it or struggling to find the time to use it and it will end up gathering dust, so why bother wasting your money in the first place? After all, there are plenty of ways to get fit which don’t cost anything and are much more convenient to do.

Walking, for instance, is something you have to do anyway, so why not make it into part of your exercise routine? Instead of having to dig out some exercise equipment you simply put one foot in front of the other and keep on walking until you reach your destination or complete a circuit. It isn’t difficult to do and is an activity you should be able to slot into your everyday routine; plus, you don’t have to spend any money to start doing it!

Running is another effective way to get a workout without spending a fortune, as is cycling and swimming. You just need to find something that you enjoy doing so that you are likely to keep doing it, so that even if there is a small amount of cost involved it won’t be a waste of your money. There are plenty of ways to get fit that are reasonably cheap to do and so you don’t have to fork out for expensive exercise equipment or join a gym just to work on your fitness. You certainly can’t use the excuse that keeping fit is expensive to get out of doing exercise, as this is blatantly untrue!