The Best Choices for Home Fitness Equipment

We advocate physical fitness often at Paragon Orthopedic Center because of its many benefits. It elevates your mood, regulates sleep, aides in weight loss/maintenance, and reduces the risk of disease. Health authorities recommend 150 minutes of moderate activity every week. While that might not be possible for everyone, getting some is better than none, so start today! Is a gym membership not in the budget? Then you need to know what home fitness equipment will give you the most bang for your buck. Here are five pieces of equipment recommended by the Mayo Clinic that are effective and inexpensive:

  1. Jump rope. This can be used at almost any age and fitness level.
  2. Stability ball. It strengthens your core and helps with balance.
  3. Mat. This cushions your movements for stretching, yoga, calisthenics, or core strengthening.
  4. Dumbbells. Easy to use while at the computer or while watching TV.
  5. Resistance bands. Good for strength and muscle tone.

If you have concerns about doing any of these suggestions, always discuss them with your healthcare provider before starting. Paragon encourages you to get moving and take charge of your health to be the best you can be!

Must-have home fitness equipment – Mayo Clinic Health System