“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
– Thomas Jefferson
If you’re trying to downsize and save money, you might be wondering if you can exercise without your elliptical or gym membership. Luckily, most of us can easily do so with a variety of minimalist exercise options.
At our old house, we couldn’t take walks or ride bikes. Our street’s speed limit was 45, and there were no sidewalks and no shoulder. Maybe if that were all, it wouldn’t be too bad for cycling – but the road is also curvy and hilly, so it’s hard for drivers to see what’s ahead.
“When walking, you see things that you miss in a motor car or on the train. You give your mind space to ponder.”
– Tom Hodgkinson
We’ve only been here a few days, but we’re already enjoying exploring on foot. Not only is there great people-watching, but there’s a resident flock of Canada Geese at a nearby marshy area.
Minimalist Exercise Suggestions
If you’re like me, taking the dogs for a long walk or cycling to the library is plenty of exercise. I do, however, recognize that some people are looking for more of a workout.
If you think this requires a gym membership, you’re wrong.
Check out these minimalist exercise suggestions from people who
aren’t as lazy as I am have created well-rounded exercise plans that require little to no special equipment.