Exercising is a type of physical activity that helps you to remain active at all times. Other than this it helps a person to function properly by building strength and muscle and promoting bone health for the future.
People these days usually prefer going to the gym and exercising or do some yoga in the morning. Some prefer walking or jogging in a park and some just think of their regular work walk to be their physical activity or exercise.
People nowadays have extremely busy schedules and find it hard to go to the gym regularly or if they ever do go to the gym regularly they sometimes might want to take a break and stay at home. This might help them relax but it can break their motion and may cause pain in the body if they skip their gym day more often.
To overcome this particular problem and to overcome the day off from the gym, we recommend certain exercises that you can do at home to keep in a certain motion. Following are the five exercises that are considered to be the best at-home exercises.
- Forward lunges
The oldest form of exercise which might be difficult for some but is extremely easy to do. You might do it on a mat or you even do it on the floor or your carpet at home.
To do a pushup all you need to do is lay down on a mat or the floor and bring your feet together. Put the palms of your hand straight on the floor and by putting all your body weight on your palms push yourself upward and then back again. Keep your feet together at all times and hands positioned. Repeat the same.
You may repeat this exercise 2-3 times and do sets of 15 reps. This exercise has been known to be the best when it comes to losing:
- Arm fat
- Gaining muscle strength
- Toning arms
- Losing weight
Planks are harder. They look easy but they are extremely difficult to perform. A plank requires for you to stay put all your body weight on your hands and stay like that for. Some may stay in the plank position for 10 secs to 30 secs to a minute or more depending upon their strength. Staying in a plank position for a longer time requires a lot of practice.
To do a plank, you are required to lay down on a mat or the floor. Your palms should face the floor and with your elbows, you lift yourself which puts all your body weight on your hands. Only your hands and your feet should be touching the ground. Your legs should be straight to maintain the plank position.
It is extremely hard to do but once mastered, you may be able to stay in the plank position for longer periods.
Planks are recommended by several physical therapist as they are very effective when it comes to losing weight. They are known to help tighten your core muscles and lose abdominal weight fast.
Another old method of losing weight and tightening and strengthening the muscles. To perform a crunch, all you have to do is lay down on the floor, your back facing the floor and you face upward, hands behind your head and knees bent.
Maintain this position and push yourself up and reach till your knees. This applies pressure on your stomach area and abdominal area helping you burn fat from those areas.
You may do these in reps of 15-20 at a time. These look easy to do, are easy to do but can give you cramps.
Forward lunges are another excellent way to lose thigh weight and strengthen your lower body.
It is a simple exercise but may seem difficult to some. All you have to do is stand straight, hands on your waist and take a step and bend your knee as much as you can.
Repeat the same with the other leg as well. You may do 1-2 reps of these. 15 in each rep for each leg.
Squats are another excellent way of losing lower body fat. They are an old exercise which requires for the person to stand straight, hands can either be on your waist or straight in the air. Squats are a kind of sit-ups however; they can be very challenging. They may cause pain and stiffness after you do them for the first time but you will get used to them once you do them regularly.
These are the five exercise that you can do at home if you do not find time to go to the gym or are looking to lose some kg’s fast.