The situation today is so adverse that even taking a walk outside is risky. But for the sake of health, it is important to put on your shoes and perform some sort of physical activity.
Regular exercise boosts the immune system and overall health is well documented. So, there is no reason to forgo your workouts. But if going to the gym or the park isn’t safe, how do you keep up with your workouts? The solution to this problem is indoor exercises. You don’t need special equipment or a large space to begin. Your living room would suffice as a workout space.
So, here are some indoor exercises you could try to stay fit today:
My wife recently bought a jump rope and I couldn’t help but laugh. It reminded me of my childhood. Most of you may think it is only for boxers or little girls. Well, believe it or not but a simple act of jumping rope can do more to improve your overall fitness than the same time spent jogging. That’s right! Jump rope is better than running. And the best thing is that you can do it indoors without any hassles.
Jumping rope helps in improving coordination, burns calories, improves bone density, and reduces ankle and foot injuries. It’s a complete home workout in itself.
I love running, do you? But as I can’t head out in the park for a run, I tried to do the same in my house. I have to say, it was a struggle. While it was great that I was able to keep my body active, running in the house seemed quite inappropriate and awkward. Even my heart rate did not go much higher either.
I found high knees to be more effective. It gets heart pumping especially if you push your body a little and go double time. Here, you need to march bringing your knees as high as they can go. It is very effective. Try this and witness it for yourself.
Bought new dumbbells or have some lying in your house already? If you are building up muscles then gym and fitness centres working in lower capacities would be a huge bummer to you, right? Don’t worry! If you have a pair of dumbbells, you are good to go.
There are several dumbbell workouts you could do at home like floor press, dumbbell press up, reverse flye, renegade row, bicep curl, tricep kick back, hammer curl, squats, lunges, crunches, overhead press, arnold press, and front raise. If you are an amateur you can open youtube to get your form right. Plan your workout structure and boost up your muscles while in quarantine.
Dumbbells are a great way to lose weight. Pairing it with the right diet or appetite suppressant pills, can help get results quicker and without calorie counting.
Push ups and Plank
If you don’t have time and are looking to build up your core muscles, there is no better exercise than the plank. The plank is an easy exercise that serves great results. Get into a push-up position, but instead of bending down, hold onto your position for some time. Start by 30 seconds and then gradually keep on adding time every day. See how long you can do it for. It is definitely very challenging.
Push-up is one of the most common yet effective exercises that you must do. Start your routine by doing three sets and then at the end try and do at least 10-20 pushes to sum up your exercise. There are several types of push-ups you can try. But make sure you check your form and do it right.
Keeping yourself fit is very important. If you are overweight and are planning to take a resolution during this pandemic to make changes in your lifestyle, then get started with it. You can even reach out to a health professional. You can’t go to a physical clinic but can opt to get an online doctor visit where you can get weight consultation.
In addition to proper exercise it is very important to eat well. Breakfast is one of the most important factors that determine good health and weight management. You can check out some quick and healthy breakfast recipes to get started.
Combining the right diet with the right exercises not only helps reach overall fitness but also keeps your mental health intact. Choosing the right food for your mood and pairing it with one of the exercises we’ve discussed can be your perfect indoor health routine for you.