Forget expensive trainers or fancy gym memberships. You don’t need tons of extra cash to start losing weight today. In fact, some of the most effective tools will run you under $50, and you may already have several of them laying around. Read ahead for 12 inexpensive household items that help you lose weight:
12. Running Shoes
Having a go-to pair of workout shoes is the first step (pun intended) towards more exercise in your day. While some upscale brands can get pricey, a basic pair of tennis shoes won’t run you more than 50 bucks. Look for ones that are comfortable, attractive, and offer good support during your walk or run. That support will keep injuries at bay, as well as protect your lower back from pain. Be sure to replace your shoes every few months depending on the frequency and intensity of your workouts, though. Worn out shoes could easily cause a twisted ankle.
11. Jump Rope
Remember those silly jump rope workouts of the ‘80s? Well, maybe they were onto something. Jump ropes are super cheap, under $10 in most stores and they really get you sweating. Just ten minutes of jumping rope could torch 100 calories, and it’s small enough to pack in a bag if you are traveling or commuting to an office. Be sure to land softly to avoid knee injuries, and keep your heels down before you take off to maintain proper form.