Seven Free Online Work-Outs for You To Try

From bootcamps to ballet, there's a work-out for everyone on YouTube.
From bootcamps to ballet, there’s a work-out for everyone on YouTube.

When I first got into fitness some 25 years ago, there were nothing like as many options as there are now. I do remember doing one of Cindy Crawford’s original exercise videos (it was awful) and cycling everywhere.

Nowadays though, there are so many choices if you want to get more active but you don’t want to, or can’t afford to, join a gym or attend classes.

Step forward YouTube! If you know where to look, you can access thousands of online exercise DVDs so you never need to pay for anything (apart from your broadband connection of course) or leave the comfort of your own home.

The videos vary greatly in quality of course – from really slick, professionally produced clips to the rather more amateur, and length varies too. Some of the moves and programmes will be demonstrated very well, others will be downright dangerous – but intelligent adults need to work this out by themselves, recognising that free stuff doesn’t come with the same checks and balances you can expect if you pay for gym memberships, classes or personal training.

It’s important to exercise whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes because exercise increases your sensitivity to insulin, and it reduces the risk of cardio vascular disease (people with diabetes have an increased risk of CV disease). Continue reading “Seven Free Online Work-Outs for You To Try”