No matter how hard we try to make fitness a choice, it can be really tough to hit the gym when we are running out of time. We know we have to make wise choices but it becomes difficult sometimes to squeeze in that workout session into our tight schedules. While many of us get the time to make it to the gym, some are still stuck only dreaming about that particular day when they will be able to make some time to start working out.
If you are one of those who still consider health as a priority but are not able to make it to the right destination, this is for you! So, here we bring to you ten simple yet effective workouts that you can do when you are at home and still get a fit and healthy body.
Plank is known to be one of the best workouts for your core. It actually burns the fat off your core muscles, builds a stronger core and abdominal muscles and tightens the midriff.
Benefits:- Targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, core muscles, glutes, and calves. It helps in conditioning, toning and strengthening of the lower body muscles. Apart from this, Lunges also keep back pain at bay since the entire process straightens the back .
Benefits:- As a cardio exercise, it helps burning a lot of calories, strengthens your heart and helps in controlling blood pressure. It helps reducing the amount of fat in the body and strengthens body muscles. It improves endurance, stamina, body flexibility, mobility and blood circulation.
How to Do:-
Lie down on your back. Bend your knees with your feet flat touching the floor and legs wide apart. Keeping your palms behind your head, curl your upper body towards your knees; so that your torso lifts off the ground. Hold for a couple of seconds and come back to the starting position. Start with 10-20 reps at one go.
Benefits:- It strengthens and tones core muscles. It burns a lot of calories and helps you strengthening, flexing and toning your core muscles, abs, and spine.
Benefits:- Squats work on your legs, thighs, hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, and buttocks. It tones leg muscles, increases flexibility, strengthens core muscles and the lower back.
Benefits:- It strengthens your muscles of buttocks, legs, arms, and overall body. It helps you burn approximately 20 calories per minute.
Jogging In Place
Benefits:- This exercise strengthens your leg muscles, improves cardiovascular health and immunity, strengthens the bones, helps reducing fat in the entire body, and improves mental health.
How to Do:-
Keeping your arms by your side, lie down on your back. Now keep your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Use your heels to lift your buttock off the ground. Keep your back straight while doing this. Stay in this position for a couple of seconds.
It stretches and strengthens the muscles of the neck, back, hamstrings, chest, spine, and buttock. It also improves blood circulation, strengthens leg and abdominal muscles.
Superman Back Extension
How to Do:-
This exercise, when practiced, looks like Superman in flying position. Lie down straight on your stomach facing down the floor. Extend your arms fully straight in line with your head. Your legs should not bend and extended fully as well. Now raise your legs, arms, and chest off the floor at the same time. Exhale and hold this position for a couple of seconds. Then, come back to the starting position by lowering your legs, arms, and chest down. Inhale while you are in this position.
This exercise strengthens your lower back muscles, glutes, and core. It helps reduce back pain.
As a high intensity fully body workout, burpees help in burning tons of calories. It increases metabolism rate, strengthens your chest, arms, quads, legs, hamstrings, glutes, and abs. It conditions your body and enhances your endurance level.
Now, guys and girls, you are armed with these amazing workouts that help you build strength, stamina and shed some extra kilos too. Now, no more excuses! Get ready with your exercise mat and feel the burn! Don’t forget to leave your comments if you found this article helpful. Till then, stay fit, stay healthy!