It is not easy to stay in shape and it is harder if you are stuck at home. The world is going through a bad phase and COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the human race. The best possible weapon to deal with it is social distancing and lockdown.
In this battle against the virus and human being, one mustn’t lose their sight from health. You all know and understand the meaning of the famous saying, “Health is Wealth”. And in this time of lockdown and home quarantine, one must not ignore working on their health.
Whether you are aregular gym-goer or excersie little out in the open, all our lives are affected. The only thing we can do is to make the best of our time at home and start working out. You will witness a ton of home workout routine videos and articles on the internet and the majority of times it confuses us.
To maintain our body, we need a minimum amount of exercise to stay fit and healthy. Here, we have compiled a list of all the home exercises which is easy to do and will help you to maintain your health.
Push-ups are one of the most recommended exercises for the novice as well as regular fitness enthusiasts. It is easy to perform and the best part about it is that it doesn’t need any gym equipment. It is one of the best bodyweight training exercises. It is a compound exercise which means that several muscle groups are used while performing this simple exercise. This simple exercise engages an individual’s core, biceps, triceps, and lower body and all this is used just to stabilize.
It is simple to perform, you have to lie down (face down), but your body is held up by your arms. You have to maintain your hand distance along with the shoulder lines. Now, while you lower your body you have to breathe in and as you push your body up then breathe out. Don’t bend your legs from your knees while performing the exercise.
You can just ignore this simple exercise when it comes to ease of doing it anywhere and the benefits it provides to your core and leg strength. Along with that it also provides flexibility to your lower back and hips. Here is the best part, as it includes the movement of the largest muscles your body, it is a great exercise for calorie burning.
It forces your brain to participate actively in the bodily movement. As this simple exercise requires your focus on weight distribution, to keep your chest high and back straight, etc., it keeps your brain engaged. Now, it is simple to perform squats. You have to keep your back straight and slowly or at your comfortable pace lower your body from your knees and get back to the starting point.
Lunges is the best resistance exercise to strengthen your lower body. It works on your hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps, and calves. This simple exercise can be performed anywhere and considered as one of the most preferred warmup exercises amongst athletes and sportsperson. You can add variations in the lunges such as side lunges which is beneficial in preparing body muscles for moving and changing direction.
You can do it daily. You just have to keep your feet shoulder-width apart and place your hands on your hips. Now, you just need to take one giant step forward and comeback to starting position. While performing lunges make sure that your knee doesn’t go too far from your toes. When you are at it, the other leg will go down almost floor level. Repeat it changing the legs. It’s that simple. Lunges are beneficial in sports like tennis, soccer, and basketball.
As the name suggests, jumping jacks is a form of exercise which involves jumping and hand movements. Jumping jacks are considered beneficial in improving your cardiovascular health. It tones your muscles and makes your calves and deltoids strong. Jumping jacks are considered as one of the best exercises when it comes to weight loss.
It is easy to perform. Stand normally with your feet together. Now, jump and spread your arms and legs like you are flapping your wings like birds. Come back to your normal position and repeat the same. Increase the duration as you build your stamina around. Initially, you can start with a 1-minute duration.
Burpees is considered as one of those few home exercises which work on your entire body. While starting with its regime you will consider it as a herculean task. But eventually, when you observe its health benefits you will be satisfied with the results. It is great for improving the endurance of your heart and muscle strength.
It is easy to perform, as it is a combination of push-ups, plank, and jumping jacks. Take the push-up position and perform it. While you are lifting your body bring your feet in a standing position and perform a jump and clap. Immediately repeat the same process, you are good to go. Only perform this exercise if you are comfortable with doing push-ups.
Whether you are a first-timer or a fitness enthusiast, the above-mentioned exercises can be performed at home. You don’t need any equipment, so don’t worry. While we all are fighting this war against COVID-19, let’s make sure that we don’t lose focus from our fitness.
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