The comment on Thursday’s Spanx article got me thinking: keeping physically fit is probably even more important in a period of stress. Unemployment is definitely stressful for many men. However, a gym membership might not even be an option when you’ve got to tighten your belt.
I’m working on a full piece that will include some methods, tips and even nutrition advice for those of us who don’t have the cash for fitness club dues. But right now I wanted to point you to some resources I’ve already created that should give anyone a head start on a healthy physique, with little or no money:
- The Two Critical Factors for Fitness Success: without these, all the money in the world won’t get you the body you want.
- Better Workouts With Less Equipment: Build muscle with a bare minimum of cost. Three inexpensive items can give you a virtually complete home gym.
- The Starter Workout, with Free Weights: If you have dumbbells and a bench, you can do these exercises.
- No-Weights Workout: If you can’t spend a dime, you can still perform an intense workout. And you haven’t seen intense until you’ve done your first 20 burpees.
- High Intensity Interval Training: If you can run, you can burn fat like crazy. How did cavemen keep fit? By sprinting for their meals (and sometimes away from them).
- 10 Ways to Get Off Your Butt: Finally, if you can’t find time to work out at all, make your lifestyle a workout.
As I said, there are even more ideas I can give you for a healthy lifestyle, fat loss and muscle gain, on any budget or no budget. Soon, I promise. But there’s no excuse for not exercising.