HEALTHY LIVING
12/01/2012 01:00 am ET

Exercise At Home: Stay Fit Without Setting Foot In The Gym

By Elisa Zied for U.S. News Health

If you're like most Americans who want to stay fit and active, there's a good chance that if you haven't already (or recently) joined a gym, the thought has likely crossed your mind -- especially as the new year approaches. Perhaps financial, logistical or other concerns have precluded you from joining a gym. Then again, maybe the mere thought of joining a gym -- and actually having to go to it! -- makes you sweat (if not break out in hives), because it's just not your thing.

Whatever your excuse for not stepping foot in a gym, the good news is that you never really have to look much farther than your own home, backyard, local park or even your office to get -- and stay -- fit, and reap the many benefits regular physical activity provides.

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Here are some tips to help you stay fit (and have fun!) without ever hitting a gym.

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Stay Fit Without Setting Foot In The Gym

How do you stay active and fit outside of a gym?

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