If you don’t have a lot of time in your schedule to work out, however, you can also start off by exercising for just five minutes at a time. After you’ve mastered this, you can move on to the next level of the exercise pyramid, which is aerobic exercise. In order to stick to a regular routine, Valdes says that it’s best to set up a specific time to work out and get in some aerobic exercise, like walking, biking, swimming, or jumping rope. Keep in mind, it’s good to add in some strength training to your workout routine.
“For a simple strength training home program, try squats (sit and stand from a chair), lunges, push-ups, and crunches,” Valdes shares. “To begin, use just body weight first, after you can do more than 15 repetitions (2 to 3 sets), pick up some weights.” If you don’t have any workout equipment, you can use heavy everyday objects, like milk gallons or water bottles.