Workout equipment

Household items can double as workout equipment

If you’d like to up your activity level and add weights or other types of resistance, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. You likely already have household items you can use as equipment. 

You don't need a special space to work out.

Look no further than your own kitchen. You can strengthen all muscle groups while cleaning up from your last meal.  You don’t need resistance bands or a balance ball to get a total body workout in. In fact, you can find good equipment with food you already have on hand.

Use basic household items as free weights.

You can use items you already have in your house to add resistance to your workout, making it a little more difficult. A 15-ounce canned food item works well as a free weight, and a bag of flour can be used for a heavier weight. 

Low-cost workout equipment

Enhance your workouts with a couple of basic pieces of equipment like resistance bands and a balance ball.

Resistance bands

These stretchy bands can be purchased at a low cost and don’t take up as much space as weights. Plus they’re portable, so you can take them with you to be active wherever you’d like.

Balance ball

The balance ball can be used to improve flexibility and strength for a low-impact workout. Follow along with the video to learn more about finding the right fit and safely using a balance ball.