|Average Australian household||$2340 per year |
|Smart renter||$0 per year|
|Very smart renter||$0 per year|
- As part of a car free or single car lifestyle, getting around by walking or riding is an easy way to get some regular cardio into your day.
- This might be a bit of a radical idea but if you are a really keen runner you can literally “run errands” or run-commute to incorporate running into your day.
- Don’t worry about a bit of sweat when commuting to work with human power; you can always leave some work clothes at work and use work showering facilities if available.
- If you use public transport a lot, consider getting off a stop earlier to get a bit more exercise if you need it.
- There are strength training and yoga programs that can be easily done at home using just your body and some common bits of furniture and household items for assistance.
- If you are not sure where to start, we have found You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren to be a great way to start out on a program that can be adjusted to your fitness level.
- You may be lucky enough to have a fitness station in your local area that you can use as an aid for some of bodyweight or yoga exercises.
- You can enjoy an energy boost for the rest of your waking hours with just 2 hours of your time dedicated to bodyweight exercises.
Why exercising with your body beats the gym
- It’s with you 24/7 which makes it easier to find time to exercise.
- By the time you travel to and from the gym, work out and shower, it takes about 3 hours vs 20-40 minutes for a bodyweight workout at home.
- Bodyweight exercises incorporate several muscles at once which is more realistic training for how we use our bodies to do things and is safer than isolating a single muscle on a machine.
- The difficulty of everyday cardio and bodyweight exercises can be adjusted to suit people who are out of shape through to a level of difficulty that would be hard for professional athletes.
- It costs almost nothing to get started and in the case of walking or riding can actually earn you money by helping to eliminate your car ownership costs.
- The easiest exercise program to maintain is the one that is part of your daily routine that you use to get things done.
Further Reading: Average Australian household figure taken from here: