Exercises You Can Do Without Leaving The House
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Exercises You Can Do Without Leaving The House

Zoe Kramer March 6, 2023

During the winter months, it can be hard to find the motivation to leave the house sometimes. Maybe the weather is particularly brutal, or you’re just not up to the gym. Whatever the case may be, just because you want to stay indoors doesn’t mean you have to give up on the endorphin release from your workout. There are plenty of ways you can work out and still enjoy privacy and solitude. So here are some of the best exercises you can do without leaving the house.

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Run Some Stairs

One of the easiest exercises you can do without leaving the house is to run up and down your stairs. This has added benefits from regular running, because when you’re going upwards, you have a resistance element going on. This can be great for your leg muscles as well as working on cardio.


The great thing about calisthenics is you don’t need any equipment to do them. That makes them a great option for working out without leaving the house. All you need is the floor underneath you and a spark of motivation. Some of the most popular options include jumping jacks, push-ups and sit-ups. Or, you can take it back to gym class and do a round of burpees.

Use Books As Weights

If you want to work on lifting but don’t have weights in your home, you can use books instead. Simply pile them into a backpack or other bag and lift with the strap. You can curl it to work on biceps, or carry the weight on your back to add resistance to any other exercises you’re doing.

Do An Online Workout

If you find yourself having trouble thinking of things to do for your workout, online workouts are a great option. The instructor will guide you through a sequence, and you can tailor your search if you want to target a specific muscle group or type of workout. You can sign up for a class online, or simply browse the huge supply of free YouTube training videos.

Have A Dance Party

Dancing is the best way to workout without feeling like you’re working out and another great option that doesn’t require leaving the house. Crank up your favourite jams and dance around your living room or kitchen. You can dance with your housemates or have a solo dance party. Simply let loose and do what feels good. It’s easy to dance like no one’s watching when you’re at home, because no one is!

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Zoe Kramer is a full-time staff writer on Freshered. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.