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Lockdown Fitness: Home Exercises To Help You Burn Calories

While working from home, most of us seem to forget the importance of staying healthy. In the event of the Covid-19 lockdown, people are ordered to stay at home for all hours, unless there is an unavoidable urgency

Maintaining social and physical distancing is the easiest and most important step to prevent the spread of the virus, which has spread to at least 183 countries and territories, with over 1,200,000 infections confirmed .

Keeping your body active with a healthy diet and exercise is necessary at this time, to help avoid the risks of several health conditions, both physically and mentally. We will help you with simple yet effective exercises you can do at home while doing your chores such as washing clothes or climbing the stairs.

1. Planks, While Playing With The Kids

One of the best exercises you can do with your little kids, plank works your core and stretching out your leg muscles . It also helps increase muscle definition and reduce back pain.

While doing the exercise, you can balance your small kids on your back, making it fun for them as well.

2. Half-bridges, While Laying In Bed

Considering that most of us are spending our time on beds these days, you might as well squeeze in a workout during the time. Half-bridges are beneficial for improving hip mobility and strengthening your lower back .

3. Desk Pushes, While Sitting At Your Work Desk

Effective in strengthening your upper body, doing desk pushes or desk pushups is as easy as it sounds. When taking a short break from your online meetings and discussions, squeeze in a set of desk pushes to build upper body strength .

4. Standing Push-ups, While Washing The Plates

Doing standing push-ups can strengthen your chest and arm muscles . An easy one, standing push-ups can be done while washing the plates at the kitchen sink.

5. Squats, While Picking Your Kids’ Things From Floor

Doing this exercise helps condition the muscles and joints of the lower body . Each time you bend down to the floor to pick something up, do it in the squat position to strengthen your lower body.

6. Wall Sits, While The Milk Boils

While your wait for the milk or water to boil, do a wall sit to work your thigh and glute muscles . A quick and easy one, wall sits are one of the most relaxing exercises.

7. Step Workout, While Going Upstairs

Doing easy physical activities like walking up and down the stairs is an easy way to improve your leg strength [9]. It is also beneficial for your cardiovascular system and arm muscles – while doing this exercise, try carrying a box or something that is lightly heavy to increase the impact.

8. Shadowboxing, While You Wait For A Mail Reply

Shadow boxing can be done anywhere anytime. You can do this exercise while waiting for a call or during the break time. A perfect cardio workout, shadow boxing help burn calories and build full-body strength .

9. Seated Leg Raises, While Talking On Phone

Doing seated leg raises are good for your body as it helps improve muscle endurance and promote better body stabilization . An easy workout, this can be done sitting on your work chair or anywhere with a chair.

10. Arm Stretches, While Helping The Kids With Homework

Standing and stretching or sitting and doing stretches will help strengthens the intercostal muscles, as well as help, promote muscle growth and also ease sore muscles .


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