"A healthy mind resides in a healthy body" - so says a famous proverb, that we have read many times since our childhood. But how many of us take the pain to get up early and do some exercises? Well, the question can be best answered only by each one of us, at an individual level. When I was unable to join a gym, I tried some of the easy exercises to do at home. So, if you are just not exercising because of unawareness of the proper easy exercises to do at home, then you can follow some of the easy at home exercises mentioned below.
Easy At Home Exercises: Styles and Tips
A simple walking exercise is one of the simplest and yet the most effective exercise technique that you can follow at your home. There are many benefits of walking, like regularly walking in your lawn and local parks can help you shed the extra weight and also gain control over your health. Start slowly and raise your targets for the distance covered, on a weekly or daily basis.
Swimming is not only a sport but a very healthy habit that helps the body to grow stronger and healthier. Regular swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and helps the cardiac muscles to function effectively.
So, you are staying on the 8th floor of a multistorey building and you are addicted to using the lift, every time you go out or return home from the office! Try this out at least three days in the week. Try ditching the lift and taking the stairs up. Yes, many people do it and believe me, it is a really good workout (duh!). Climbing your stairs can be a simple solution to improve your stamina.
Learn From Videos and Television
Spend some quality time in front of your television, by watching the health exercise programs that include simple aerobic exercises, that you can perform without much problem. It would be the best utilization of your time during weekends or at least thrice a week. You can also exercise between the commercials, that interrupt the flow of the show you are watching. When commercials are broadcasted, do some push ups, try jumping or doing sit ups. When the show is back, return to some normal slow exercises like running on your treadmill or simply on the floor! Remember, you learn a lot by seeing workout videos!
Dance, Dance And Dance!
How many of you were ardent dancers in your college days? Well, I suppose most of you are saying an emphatic yes! Well, the truth is dancing is more than just entertainment, it is one of the best forms of physical exercises! So, turn on your music players and just enjoy yourself. Joining a dance class if you can afford it, is not at all a bad idea. Live your passion and reap great health benefits!
Jump And Hop!
Jumping on the spot puts strain on your knee joints, increases your heartbeat and fastens the blood circulation. Make the jumping more technical, by following the clock or counting your number of jumps! Do it as per your stamina!
If you have ever done push ups, you must have noticed the strength it takes to do it and the good feeling you have after you are done with it. Lie face down on the floor with palms on the floor at shoulder's width. Now push your whole body back with the hip and shoulders in a straight line and then lower yourself back down to the floor. As you will observe, it will create strain and tension on the chest muscles and also strengthen the triceps! If you are a beginner then start slowly and increase the number of push ups steadily.
Practice Bench Dips
If you wish you can creatively use your chair or bench for performing bench dips! Believe me it's a simple and effective exercise that strengthens your arms and thighs. Just sit on the side edge of a bench or chair. Place your hands on the edge of the bench/chair just besides the glutes. Now, start lowering yourself off the chair/bench and let your hands support the entire weight of the body. The feet must be flat on the floor near about two feet with the knees bent. Now, start bending your arms and dipping down. Push back up, firmly pressing the triceps. To lessen the shoulder stress, keep the back close to the edge of the bench.
Crunches are a simple exercise that shapes your abs! Lie down on the floor with your back and bend your knees, the feet must touch the floor. Now hold your hands, either on the chest or just beside your head. Don't pull the head while doing the crunches. Now, try to push your chest and head up toward the ceiling and keep the back flat on the floor. This is a simple exercise, that can be easily practiced at home. Repeat the procedure for few minutes, till you can do it without getting excessively tired!
There are a lot of easy at home exercises that you can practice regularly to remain healthy. Even the household chores of laundry can be a exercise! You can even try some yoga exercises at home, if you have interest in them! Try any simple breathing exercises, that you can do at home. Always open the windows of the room/hall when you are exercising indoors, so that the place is not suffocating. If you wish you can follow any of these exercises and stay healthy.