Exercising regularly will help you maintain your health, fitness, and a healthy weight, as well as lower your risk of certain diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, but with the increase in the number of people infected with corona, going to the gym has become a difficult or almost impossible decision. As a result, exercising at home is your final and best choice, which, thankfully, does not need any particular equipment.
Tricks to exercise at home
- Use household items such as full water bottles for strength training if you do not have weights at home.
- Walk or run up and downstairs while maintaining social distancing.
- Take advantage of the time watching TV and do some exercise such as jumping during commercials, moving along with your favorite character in the movie, or even walking or running in the place.
- Dance to your favorite music and move with different beats. You only need eight songs to exercise for 30 minutes, so make sure you pick your best music to improve your mood and spirit.
- Allocate time for family games such as hide-and-seek and jump together, as it is a suitable way to activate all family members and strengthen family bonds.
- Sweep and clean the house and other household chores and count them as your physical activity.
Stick to the basics
Exercising at home is not much different from exercising in gyms, for example, you will need to
- Warm up properly before starting to prevent injury and to make the exercises more effective. The warm-up routine takes approximately 6 minutes.
- Stretching and calming exercises after exercise to relax, improve flexibility, and slow the heart rate. It usually takes about 5 minutes.
- Drink fluids when doing any activity.
How much exercise do you need?
The time required varies depending on the state of your health, but you should aim to exercise 150 minutes every week. You can spread your activity throughout the week, for example, 30 minutes for 5 days a week would be ideal. You can also split them up over the same day.