Exercise for the hikikomori.
April 23, 2012 10:48 AM Subscribe
Getting exercise in a limited space - recommendations?
I'm dreadfully, shamefully, terribly out of shape. A few years ago I could comfortably run a long time, but now, I'm winded if I run a couple blocks. I don't have any health problems that should interfere with exercising; I'm just lazy. I want to change this.
Complications: I live in an area terrible for running/biking and I don't want to go to a gym. Driving somewhere just to run is also not going to work - I won't do it. In a few months I'll be moving to a better area with great sidewalks and bike lanes, but ... I'd like to start now! I'm thinking that maybe there is some kind of exercise I can do in my apartment.
I don't have much room - maybe a 5x10 space, in front a TV where I could conceivably play a DVD. (I'm turned off by faddish exercise programs.) I'm thinking of purchasing some weights (suitable for a 5'5" 110lb woman who's just starting out) so I can do a combination of strength and cardio. But I know nothing about exercise ... when I was in better shape I just biked and ran.
What can I do? Where should I start?