Physical activity is vital to your overall health and well-being. Regular exercise may strengthen the heart and lungs, and can reduce the risk of developing certain medical conditions and diseases. Plus, exercise may help to burn calories and assist with weight control. To exercise at home, you don't need to join a gym or sign up for fitness classes. Fitness and rehab equipment can allow you to work out comfortably at home, and CVS has a diverse assortment of equipment available for you to browse and buy online.
Cardiovascular exercise may cause heart and breathing rates to temporarily increase, strengthening the organs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise every week. You can get a cardiovascular workout at home with a peddler, a piece of fitness equipment that simulates the actions of riding a bicycle.
In addition to cardiovascular exercise, adults require strengthening exercise to promote stronger bones and muscles. The CDC guidelines recommend two hours of strength training for adults weekly. There are a number of products that can be used for strength training at home, including weights, fitness balls and pulley systems.
Some people like to combine strength training and cardiovascular exercise into one workout. This can be done by using ankle weights while you walk or run. Weights that you wear on your wrists or ankles eliminate the need to carry hand weights and can make cardiovascular exercise more challenging.
If your medical provider has suggested that you perform rehabilitative exercises at home to address an injury or a medical condition, you can purchase the equipment that you require at home. This product selection includes a number of popular rehab equipment items, such as therapeutic putty and hand exercisers.
Keep in mind that not all forms of exercise are ideal for everyone. Medical conditions and injuries may make certain forms of exercise unsafe for you. That's why it's important that you talk to your health care provider about your fitness plan before you begin any new exercise program. Your medical provider can help you decide which type of exercise is likely to be most beneficial for you and give you safety tips. Before buying any piece of fitness or rehab equipment, double check that the maximum weight rating is a good match for you. Always read the directions for setup and use and follow them carefully to ensure best results.