Five effective exercises to keep you in shape at home and beyond
Frustrated that you cannot get as much exercise done as before? Below are some exercises that can make your home workout just as effective as a gym workout.
Planks areone of the best calorie-burning exercises. They engage multiple muscles, improve core strength, burn abdominal fat, and reduce back pain. Start with 30 seconds and gradually increase to a minute or two.
Squats are great for the lower and upper body, as they work on multiple muscle groups and joints at once. Squats also increase mobility in your ankles and hips.
Bicycle crunches are a great ab, core, and obliques workout.
Walking improves blood circulation, reduces blood sugar, controls blood pressure, and reduces anxiety. Use your staircase to add more cardiovascular activity. You can even jog in one spot; you don’t need a treadmill!
Hula Hooping is fun and can be done almost anywhere. It helps burn belly fat and tones and strengthens your midsection, including your hips and lower back. The right hoop size is one that reaches from the floor up to your navel. Weighted hula hoops help maximise your workout.
Build exercise into your routine and gradually increase the complexity. Remember, certain exercises may not be suitable for everyone. If you are short for time, increase the intensity of your workout or choose one that uses a combination of muscles.
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