Easy Healthy Habits That Don’t Include a Pricey Gym Membership

You don’t have to go to the gym to be healthy. Research shows that the longest-lived people in the world don’t go to the gym. They live in environments that allow them to move all day long.

According to NPR, standing up and moving your 20 minutes a day has many health benefits, such as helping to reduce heart disease and diabetes risks.

If you want to start, you don't need to run out a sign-up for an expensive gym membership. There are lots of ways to get active that are free, or

According to the Mayo Clinic, something as simple as walking has many benefits such as maintaining a healthy weight and losing body fat, preventing or managing various conditions, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and type 2 diabetes and improving muscle endurance.


If you find it challenging to start a new healthy habit, joining a set league or team can help you stay with it. When you know that your team is counting on you and you enjoy the sport, you're less likely to skip than with group exercise classes.

Join a Sports League

Dumbbell exercises do not only play a significant role in helping a person get both strong and muscular; they also hold other incredible health benefits too. They can help burn fat, improve sleep, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, and improve circulation.

Lift Weights at Home

Whatever your fitness level, yoga is a gentle way to move your body with so many health benefits. For example, one study found that sedentary people who were new to yoga had improved their strength, flexibility, cardio fitness, and endurance after practicing yoga for 180 minutes a week.


Dancing is another simple yet effective workout you can do outside the gym. You can do it anywhere! Another great thing is that anyone can do it; you don't have to be the best dancer in your city to dance.


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