Aerobic exercise is important for your health. It also does wonders for your mood. If you don't want to invest in a treadmill or a stationary bicycle, you can still get a great workout without leaving your apartment. All you need is a pair of sneakers.
Dance like no one is watching
There's a saying that's been making the rounds: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like no one is watching." When you are alone in your apartment, you can dance like no one is watching — because no one is.
Play your favorite tunes, and let the music move you. It's fun, it feels great, and it's wonderful aerobic exercise that doesn't feel like exercise. For the best aerobic results, use your whole body, and put some energy into it.
Get fit while watching TV
There's no law that says you have to be a couch potato while watching TV. Get up and jog or march in place. You will feel virtuous and get to see your favorite shows at the same time.
Discover virtual workout buddies
Workout buddies are as close as your phone, tablet, computer or television screen. Exercise videos on subscription streaming services, YouTube or DVDs provide instruction, music and motivation. Dance and walking-in-place exercise videos are popular choices for aerobic workouts that people enjoy doing in their Raleigh apartments.
Find aerobic exercise that is just right
For the best results, your exertion level should be in the proper aerobic zone. You don't need to use a heart monitor to figure it out. The "rated perceived exertion (RPE) scale" is a fancy name for a simple way to tell if you are exercising too hard, not hard enough or at the right level. You just go by the way you feel. According to the Cleveland Clinic, you should aim for a level that feels like it's between moderate and "somewhat heavy" exertion.
There's no place like home
If you lived in the Trident apartment community in Raleigh, North Carolina, you could do your aerobic exercise in either your gorgeous apartment or the community's 24-hour fitness facility. It's all about having choices! Come visit us and see for yourself.