The past year or so has been hard on everybody. Not only have we seen non-essential shops close and the government advising you to travel only for essential reasons, but the sporting world has also seen a big hit too. As a result, many people have been required to find other ways to keep fit until sports clubs and gyms can reopen.
So, as we’re spending nearly all of our time at home, what better way to stay fit than by finding ways to work out whilst at home?
Without further ado then, here are some of the best ways in which you can keep your fitness levels up when you’re unable to venture too far from home.
By taking a big step forward with one of your legs and lowering yourself slowly to the floor, you will find that this simple, yet effective workout ultimately allows you to increase muscle mass that can build up your strength, as well as toning some areas of your body, such as your core, butt and legs. The stronger your muscles are, the better chance you have of being able to complete further exercises that can benefit your health in the long run.
Over the years, more and more people have made the decision to get involved with yoga. Known as one of the more relaxing workouts you can get involved with, yoga has the ability to help improve your strength, balance and flexibility, as well as easing back pain, arthritis symptoms, and even stress. By carrying out the poses from memory, or accessing a video via the internet, it won’t be long until you will see some improvements in both your physical and mental health.
Whilst some sporting activities can be completed out of the home, unless you have a big enough garden, finding the space to jog or walk can be difficult. Now, even though you are only advised to leave the house if you really need to, stepping outside to participate in jogging or walking activities is acceptable. This is a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as ensuring that you maintain a healthy weight. It also provides you with the chance to leave the house, even if it’s for a short amount of time, and without realizing it, this could also have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing too.
Whilst those of you who have recently taken up the idea of working out to aid with your health and wellness may squirm at the word “burpee”, those fitness fanatics amongst you will understand just how much this form of exercise can be of benefit. It enables you to put certain areas of your body, like your arms, back and chest to good use, as well as working your heart to the same rate as you would if you were sprinting, thus providing you with a high-intensity workout. Without the need for equipment, this workout will be a perfect option to complete at home.
Who knew that simply jumping up and down with your legs spread out and moving your arms in a certain movement could provide you with essential cardiovascular benefits? Not only does it balance out your heart rate and increase blood circulation all over the body, but it could also have the potential to prevent the occurrence of a stroke or heart attack. You can even get your kids involved with this too as this is a child-friendly form of exercise.
And there you have it! Even though this is just a small number of things you can do, they all have the potential to keep your spirits up during this strange time for all.