Maintaining our pace in this fast moving world is difficult. We chase success and wealth so much that we don’t realise what we leave behind. How many people wake up in the morning and take out some of their time to refresh their bodies? The answer is: less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.
This is mainly due to their hectic job schedule and lack of time management skills. Often, greater number of working hours make our life monotonous and thus, we start losing interest in everything including our health and fitness. The post COVID-19 world would be unhealthy and unsafe with lots of new diseases coming our way because of our low immunity system. Exercise plays a great role in keeping our body fit and healthy. These exercises can even be the basic ones for which we do not even need training equipment. These exercises would take up about half an hour of our time in the morning as well as evening, or whichever time is suitable.
Here are five basic exercises that we can do regularly at home-
Push Ups basically focus on our upper body, including shoulders and triceps. They also help in strengthening lower back and core.
Squats strengthen the muscles of lower body, like calves, quadriceps and hamstrings. Squatting would definitely make our legs stronger.
Planks help in improving the posture of our body. It strengthens the spine and abdominal muscles which helps in keeping up a good posture.
Crunches help in building abdominal muscles like abs, and our core.
5. Pull ups:
Pull ups focus on upper body strength, like shoulders, arms, and back muscles. They also improve our grip and overall body strength.
These exercises not only keep your body fit but also maintain your mental health. When we workout, our body releases chemicals called endorphins, that generate a positive feeling in our body. It is the best way to release all the stress we carry around all day. Gradually, exercising has also proven to boost self-esteem, which in turn helps people who suffer from depression and anxiety. Not many excuses left for you to not workout, right? Let us put our fitness and health at the first position on our priority list!