Top 6 Exercise Routines you can do at Home

At the end of a long day, exercise is usually the last thing on your mind. But we all know that it is absolutely essential for a healthy body and mind. So, what if we showed you some easy exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home? Let’s take a look at some simple exercises that you can incorporate into your routine for a stronger, healthier body.

1. Skipping rope
Relive your childhood days with this great calorie-busting activity. Remember to keep your elbows close to your side while skipping at least 1-2 inches off the ground. Only the balls of your feet should touch the ground. Start off by skipping for 2-3 minutes and gradually increase this time. Skipping is a great cardio workout and works on almost all parts of your body.

2. Planks
The plank is a full-body workout and is designed to help you build your core strength. During the plank, one must stay in a static position for a particular amount of time. Here’s how you get into the plank position: Get down on the floor and place your forearms on the ground in line with your shoulders. Straighten your body and dig your toes into the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Concentrate on a spot in front of your arms and hold this pose for a minimum of 15 counts. Increase the time as you go along.

3. Dancing
If you want a fun work-out, just turn up the music and dance it out. ‘Zumba’ is a great new dance workout for those who really want to burn some calories. Look up different zumba routines on YouTube and sway to the beat for at least 20-30 minutes each day.

4. Stair Climbing
You don’t need to go too far for this one. Climb your way to a fabulous body. It will also help you develop those leg muscles and increase your stamina. Start off slowly and then increase the number of stairs you climb. In the beginning, you can even alternate climbing two flights of stairs with walking on the spot and then repeating the same. As you become faster, start taking two steps at a time.

5. Crunches
Build your abdomen muscles with crunches. When done correctly, crunches are a great way to strengthen and tone your abs. Follow these easy steps: Lie on your back with your feet against a wall. In this position, your knees will be bent at a 90° angle. Tighten your ab muscles and raise your head and shoulders off the floor. Place your arms behind your head for support with your elbows facing outwards, or cross your arms across your chest. Hold this pose for three deep breaths and then slowly lower your head down to the ground and repeat it again.

6. Squats
Squat exercises help build your muscles, improve mobility, flexibility and your posture. How to squat perfectly? First, stand with your feet apart, slightly wider than your hip. Keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed and toes pointed out. In this position, lower your body down slowly as if you are sitting on a chair. Do this until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Make sure that your knees do not pass over your toes. Slowly, come back to your standing position and then repeat the exercise.

Which is your favourite indoor exercise? Share your favourite exercise tips with us.

 

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