An email exchange I've been having with a mom of young children led to her asking advice about exercise. I suggested she make sure to exercise to improve her mood. We've all heard how exercise releases endorphins in our bodies to give us a positive feeling.
You don't need any fancy equipment or a gym membership to get a great workout in that will work your muscles and give you a bit of a cardio workout. Take a deck of cards and assign four movements to each of the suits. When you're first starting out, use only the ace through the sixes and gradually increase. Flip the cards one by one and do as many repetitions of the movement that is assigned to the suit.
Please feel free to add in the comments any other moves that can easily be done at home with minimal equipment.
Select from the following and vary it:
Push ups (or plank poses if you haven't achieved a push up - hold the plank pose for 10x's the number on the card)
The Burpee (yours won't look like this to start out. The idea is get your body on the floor, get your body back up and do a little jump):
Thruster (use a broom):
The Turkish get-up (if you don't have kettle bells, use a soup can to start out, graduate to a milk gallon container filled with water etc):