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Everyone understands how hard it is to go to the gym for the first time. All those hard bodies with upper body muscles out to there intimidate us. There has to be a better way – perhaps with workout equipment one can use at home. But who has the space in their home for all that equipment?

Well, put your gym bag down and get out your laptop or tablet. There are ingenious exercise tools you can use at home that are affordable (below $100,) fit your space, and get the job done admirably.

Mini Pedal Exercise Bicycle

If you don’t have the space for a full sized stationery bicycle, then there’s a chance just the pedals will fit. The whole machine stands right around a foot and half tall with about the same width. The machine registers time pedaled, distance pedaled, and calories burned.

It tucks under a desk or table, and can be “ridden” barefoot or with shoes. The MINI EXERCISE BIKE RESISTANCE ARMCHAIR PEDAL LEG REHAB WORKOUT US can be found on eBay or Amazon for $26 up to $90.

Air Walker Elliptical Glider Machine

The greatest thing about this exercise machine is that it’s no impact. You “walk” without slamming into the ground. Your muscles can stretch out and work out with literally no stress. I love walking on mine as I watch my favorite hour and half police drama on TV. The machine registers how far you’ve “walked,” calories burned, and time on the machine. It’s not hard to assemble and folds up so you can slip it behind a door or under a bed. The price of the Air Walker Machine Glider Monitor Sport Gym Fitness ranges from $76 to $96 on eBay.

Resistance Bands

That takes care of the legs, but what about the arms? Is there a machine to strengthen the arms, chest, and shoulders? Of course there is, but it’s not a machine. It’s an ingenious system of various weight tubes with accessories that can be used to tone the upper body as well as the body from the hips down.

You lace the resistance bands through a piece that fits between the door jamb and the door frame. Close the door, and the piece holds the resistance band in place. Then you just do your exercises. Raise the piece in the door to do high exercise moves or place it at chest height to do chest moves like butterflies.

The 11 PCS Resistance Band Set Yoga Pilates Abs Exercise Fitness Tube Workout Bands come with bands between ten and 50 pounds of resistance. These and their accessories fit in a drawstring bag that can be tucked out of sight in whichever room you work out. The price ranges between $10 and $30 on eBay.

Mini Trampoline

Now that the arms and legs are squared away, it’s time to consider aerobic exercise to get the heart pumping. While some dance and others kickbox, some people bounce around on a trampoline. It’s low to no impact and gets the heart jumping as well.

Mini tramps can be used indoors or outdoors, they’re foldable for quick and easy storage, and cost between $40 and $90 on eBay.

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35 Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life

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Life is all about learning and as we age, boy, do we learn a lot! In order to make the most out of the wisdom we gain from age, we’ve decided to collect 35 of the most clever life hacks on the internet. You can use these simple life hacks for everything from work and travel to getting chores done faster around the house. 

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35 Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life

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Life is all about learning and as we age, boy, do we learn a lot! In order to make the most out of the wisdom we gain from age, we’ve decided to collect 35 of the most clever life hacks on the internet. You can use these simple life hacks for everything from work and travel to getting chores done faster around the house. 

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A Koala Mother Babysits Three Joeys

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The parents who have several young children at home often talk about the challenges that they face. Caring for even one very young child is certainly difficult. Having three kids like this just multiplies all of the associated obstacles. Strangely enough, many animal parents don’t quite seem to have the exact same issues. Then again, it’s possible that koala parents might have some of the same problems. 

Very young children tend to squirm and kick whenever they’re held. Parents who have twins sometimes have a difficult time holding both of the kids at once for that reason. They might get used to it, but it still might pose a lot of challenges physically. These situations are even tougher on the parents who actually have triplets. There are koala mothers who have to care for three joeys at once. A koala mother at the Billabong Zoo was in that situation recently. 

Human parents have certain inherently advantages. The fact that humans are comparatively tall certainly helps. Human infants and toddlers are very small compared to their parents. Many animal parents are not as fortunate, including the koala mother at Australia’s Billabong Zoo.

While these koala joeys are actually capable of climbing trees on their own, they seem to prefer resting on her back. While they’re still smaller than she is, the size difference is actually relatively modest. The mother koala seems to be only around three times the size of each individual joey. Since there are three of them, she seems to be at least somewhat overwhelmed. 

The koala joeys can’t seem to sit still, and all four of them seem as if they’re struggling to get comfortable and stay that way. They aren’t resting peacefully on the mother’s back. Instead, they’re constantly shifting and stepping on her. As this is happening, she’s still trying to hold onto the tree. They almost look as if they’re scratching her at times, which is enough to make anyone feel sorry for the mother koala.

It’s an entertainingly adorable image, but the mother koala still seems to be struggling to keep up with all of these joeys. She’s being remarkably patient, especially when people consider the situation overall. These koala joeys were not actually hers. She was just looking after them.

This sort of thing might surprise a lot of people, since koalas are not especially social animals. In fact, plenty of relatively unsocial animals will care for babies that aren’t theirs. They’ll still have the caregiver instinct, which can be helpful in a zoo environment. 

Koala joeys are actually very strongly connected to their parents emotionally. They spend months in pouches, and aren’t even remotely independent for a full year. It takes them even more time to become truly independent, and they’re still very attached to their parents from that point onward. This koala is not actually their mother, but they have the same sort of bonding instinct that her actual children would have. She’s acting as their mother, and that appears to be good enough for the joeys. 

Even though they could spend time on the tree alone, many of them are not going to want to do so. Koalas are generally very inactive animals. The mother koala in particular just seems to want to rest, and the joeys are not making that easy. Still, as energetic as they are, the joeys still settle down some of the time. 

It almost looks as if all four of them are going to fall any second. Still, all koalas are adapted to this sort of situation, and they’re astonishingly good at staying on trees. 

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