Dumbbells are probably the most versatile exercise equipment ever invented. They are perfect for anyone and are ideal for working out at home. Even with light weights, dumbbell workouts can tone your muscles and when combined with cardio, dumbbells can really boost your body's fat-burning capacity.
You'll need to get a set of dumbbells to get started. Stick with lighter weights so you don't run the risk of injuring yourself. We'll start off by going over some dumbbell conditioning exercises that can be done indoors year-round. Make sure you've got enough clear space around you (and above you too) to be able to safely perform the maneuvers without hitting anything.
Once you've got these basic movements down, you can start performing these exercises while walking in place. Start easy but try and get to where you can lift your legs high enough so that your thigh is nearly parallel to the floor. You want to get your heart rate up so that you'll achieve maximum benefit. Rotate through the exercises. You can even add your own.
Now we'll discuss a few ways that you can outside or incorporate dumbbells into outdoor activities such as walking:
What I've presented here are just a very few of the many ways to incorporate dumbbells into a conditioning workout. Be creative and come up with some of your own. Be sure to take things slowly at first and gradually build up your capacity and make sure you've got the form down right. Starting off too aggressively right out of the gate may result in injury and can really make it difficult to stick with your program. Try and build up to where you can do at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise 3-5 times a week.