LIFESTYLE

Eight Exercises That You Can Do At Home

With the gyms being closed and movement outside limited, you might be finding exercising at home to be a little tricky, but you can still burn just as many calories at home.

Cleaning

During the outbreak, it’s very important to keep your home as squeaky clean as possible…. but have you ever thought about the fitness benefits?

  • Cleaning is a great workout, and you can burn up to 190 calories on a tough job like scrubbing away dirt and grime.
  • Hoovering the stairs, dusting, washing up.
  • Stripping your bed sheets, doing the laundry and making your bed is a great upper body workout. 

Gardening

Getting fresh air is a huge part of a successful workout for some. Gardening is a great work out without realizing you’ve been working out. It’s great for your bum, cos you’ll be doing plenty of squatting while your weeding. So if you have a garden, why not keep it looking pretty during this time?

Mowing the lawn adds to your step count whilst whipping you muscles back into shape and if that wasn’t enough, mowing your lawn for an hour can burn up to 280 calories. 

Even pushing around a wheelbarrow, picking weeds, carrying water cans and tools are all great ways to tone your arms and sholdlers.

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Yoga

Whether you’re a total beginner or an expert, yoga is great for everyone. Also, you hardly need any space to be able to practice. 

You could follow YouTube videos, purchase a book of yoga poses to work from or download an app that will guide through a virtual yoga class.

Once you’ve gotten into it, you’ll be feeling really zen! Yoga is great for anyone who is feeling anxious, as the need to focus on your breathing will transport your mind elsewhere.  

Apps

The app store and google play both have plenty of fitness apps to choose from. Simply type in ‘Fitness App’.A lot of the innovative apps will let you have a free trail for a couple of weeks or a month, so you try out as many as you like without committing to paying a fee. 

Many of the apps will allow you to pick a level of difficulty, so panic don’t panic if you are a total beginner. 

Examples of some Fitness Apps:

Daily Yoga

Six Pack in 30 days

Seven

Tone It Up

Yoga Wake Up

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Walking or Running

If you are a smartwatch owner, your already been tracking your steps to how very little exercise you’re been doing. Even with the lock down, go out for either a run, jog or walk is absolutely fine – just make sure that your keeping more than two meters away from other people. 

The typical goal on a smart-watch is to achieve 10,000 steps-a-day. You can either get competitive and try to achieve this goal every single day or you could set your own goal that is suitable to your abilities. 

By challenging yourself and achieving physical goal can provide you will something to work towards and stimulate your mind as well as your muscles. 

Fitness DVDs

Ah, the humble fitness DVD! From Davina McCall to Zumba, there’s loads of guided DVD’s on the market to choose from. Just think of a fitness DVD as your very own virtual personal trainer but a much lower price. You can even follow YouTube videos at no cost at all. 

Dancing

Working out doesn’t have to be boring or feel forced, instead find something that you love doing. If you love to boogie on the dance floor, dancing is a great way to get you heart rate up and burn some calories. Simply stick on your favourite album or create a playlist of your favourite songs and get moving. 

TikTok is a huge trend atm, the app is full of users all doing the same viral dance routines. It’s the prefect way to get that workout in and the family can join in too.