Yesterday, I was seeing an Indian movie and I saw the lead actor Akshay Kumar, and I was so bedazzled by his physique and health stances that I had to Google check his age. And lo and behold, I was stunned by the results. How on earth can a 54 year old man still look this stunning, gait and fit? I said in awe, under my breathe.
Then I came to the realization point, he had subjected himself to a consistent processes of exercises and workout to look the way he is.
We sure know the health and physical benefits of exercises can’t be overrated.
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While it helps your mental capacity and thinking, it reduces the risks of heart diseases, it also moderate your weights while increasing your energy levels among other numerous benefits.
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Definitely, exercises comes in different forms, we have the basic cardio exercises like running, swimming, walking, and even dancing.
So, you don’t have to always or even hit the gym at all to get started on your workout journey. The fear of going to the gym overtime has even been the truncating factor for some people.
You have to understand that as long as it is an activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness, it could be termed exercises.
However, Inside OAU Innovations has made a compilation of 8 basic exercises you can do at the comfort of your abode to stay healthy and fit.
Well well, because it is in your comfort zones doesn’t mean the process has to be comforting. They could be tedious at first but overtime, your body gets adaptive to it.
Below are the home exercises to keep you riled up.
- Jumping Jack
The jumping jack, also known as a star jump is a physical jumping exercise that involves jumping to a position with the legs spread wide and the hands going overhead, sometimes in a clap, and then returning to a position with the feet together and arms at the sides
Jumping jacks, like most cardiac workouts, are good for your heart. It regulates your heart rate, improves blood circulation throughout your body, controls and maintains blood pressure, aids in the reduction of harmful cholesterol levels in the body, and prevents strokes and heart attacks.
Lay down on the floor, elbows under shoulders, hands flat on the floor, and core engaged. Slowly pull yourself up from the floor, keeping your forearms and knees on the floor, until your body is in a straight line from your knees to your head
Planks is an amazing technique to strengthen your core while also working out multiple muscle groups at the same time. You may do them anywhere, as long as you have your body weight.
It’s one of the most fantastic, well-rounded core workouts because of its adaptability and accessibility.
When performed correctly, planks improve your spine, rhomboids, lats, trapezius, core, quads, glutes, hamstrings, shoulders, and triceps.
Plank helps you maintain your shoulders back and your lower back in a neutral position by strengthening your back, chest, shoulders, neck, and abs.
Think of you sitting on an imaginary chair or stool and standing up and going back at it again at intervals, that’s squatting. To squat is to maintain a position when the body is supported by the feet and the knees are bent, with the buttocks resting on or near the heels.
Squats burn calories and may aid weight loss. They also reduce the likelihood of knee and ankle injuries. The movement strengthens the tendons, bones, and ligaments that surround the leg Muscles while you exercise.
So buddy, take a step out of your bed and start some squatting session.
- Mountain Climbers.
Just like squatting where you imagine yourself sitting and standing up from an imaginary chair, when it comes to Mountain Climbing exercise, you’d have to imagine or mimic yourself climbing the mountain Everest. This exercise is similar to the action climbers use to ascend steep peaks, but it’s done on your soft, flat floor. So in essence, the floor is your mountain.
Climbing mountains is a total-body workout that strengthens your core, back, arms, and legs, as well as your heart.
Mountain climbers are an excellent technique to improve your arms, back, shoulders, core, and legs because they are a complex exercise that engages several muscle groups across your entire body. An higher heart rate, which will help you burn more calories, is another advantage of working many muscles at once.
- Cobra Pose
In this present age, you barely see a youth adult that doesn’t complain of black aches or that doesn’t have a bent standing posture. Well that’s because of our wrong sitting and standing posture. Our always texting or on phone habit is also an additional factor to our bent posture.
Well this particular home workouts is borne to get that straightened out, no pun intended.
To do the Cobra pose, lie on your stomach with your hands pressed into the floor, elevate your shoulders, upper back, and chest, and engage your back, legs, and glutes.
Backbends, or poses in which you arch your spine backward — a movement known as spinal extension — include Cobra Pose
So yeah yeah, we’ve provided you with the basics exercises you can do at least 4 times a week in thy comfort of your rooms, it is left to you to get psyched and get started on them.
No doubts, being consistent and disciplined with your routines workout would be the utmost and first challenge you’d be facing but with determination and having a go to plan or schedules, it would set your path towards a healthy and fit lifestyle.
You could engage yourself in outdoor exercise when you are very much chanced like Jogging, Swimming, Or any sports of any kind. They go a long way in getting your body system up and doing.
And as John Maxwell would say “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time”.
So get started today buddy!
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