From home, I certainly miss mega-gyms that people can join for $30-$40 USD a month. I am sorry, but you just cannot find widespread deals like that in most other countries.
Besides walking, which does burn more calories, many people are concerned with maintaining their level of fitness. Let me give you some ideas of how.
At least to me, fitness is three distinct yet related components: strength, cardiovascular capacity, and flexibility. A person needs all three.
Here are some programs that have helped me in the past at certain times: Bodyweight Finishers by Mike Whitfield, Yoga, and swimming.
1. Bodyweight Finishers by Mike Whitfield
This man is a fitness guru by using many bodyweight areas with little or no equipment. I applaud him because he does what great engineers do: lots of research and interconnected work at the top so that laypeople with limited time, research acumen, etc. can keep things simple and merely “do” instead of think so much.
His program uses mostly burpees, lunges, jumping jacks, wind sprints, shuttle runs, etc. so that anyone can get more toned.
If we look at programs like Marine Boot Camp, prison, etc. we can see that some people can get very strong and tone, even on simple running, pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks, etc.
I do NOT have any business, only personal, relationship with Mike Whitfield, my lack of affiliate marketing should prove that. Take a look at his programs to see if they are for you:
My best friend is a doctor. She is also a yoga instructor on the weekends.
I think Yoga is great to create whole body flexibility, reduce stress especially when coupled with deep breathing techniques. As we can see in our picture, people who do yoga can build lots of dense muscle mass. They just will not be as massive as someone who only lifts heavy weights.
Swimming is great for people who want a whole body workout. It is great because using one muscle balances against the other. It’s a great way to fix muscle imbalances.