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Tips to Exercise at Home


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We’re all stuck at home and now going to the gym seems like a distant dream. It will be a while still until gyms are allowed to be open again and until then we’re all lest to ourselves as far as our fitness needs are concerned. But this does not mean that we should just give up on our workouts. Rather, it’s time to strap in and make an effort. You don’t need sophisticated exercise machines for a good workout plan. All you need is the right attitude and guidance for an effective workout. But there are some essentials that you will need to begin your exercise routine.


Essentials for Home fitness 


Elastic resistance bands for training the muscles of the arms, chest, shoulders, and hips. It helps in toning your body just like some gym equipment. Make sure that you choose an appropriate band resistance.


Generally, many gym machines use stacked weights for resistance to add load to movements. It leads to strengthening effects. Bodyweight is a very effective substitute for the stacked weights to help you achieve the same effect.


Exercises that tone your body and are useful for strengthening and toning major muscle groups are:


  • Push-ups

  • Dips

  • Partial crunches, and

  • Half-squats


Other useful items for a workout at home are:


  • Skipping rope to get a good cardiovascular workout

  • Free weights, if you can get it, for strength-building and toning

  • Gym ball for improving flexibility and maintaining body balance

  • Having a good exercise mat is also useful 


There are many online exercise guides and fitness books that are easily available and provide useful instructions for at-home workouts. Otherwise, you can consider getting an online consultation from a fitness instructor or a professional.


Your main job is to pay attention to your body. You should not be in pain during or after the exercise. Having mild soreness for over one to two days is normal but acute bone or joint pain that does not go down with time is a recipe for trouble.


Be safe while exercising


​To work out at home safely and effectively, what you need to do is stay focused and minimize distractions. Add variety to your workout routine to avoid boredom and keep up the excitement for working out.


Make it a target to achieve 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity in one week and try to meet this target. You can monitor your heartbeat using a fitness band. If your heart rate is at 50 percent to 70 percent of your maximum rate, that means you’re doing moderate-intensity exercise.


This 150 minutes of aerobic exercise may be an accumulation of many combinations of exercise throughout the week. For example, you can do 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity for 5 days a week.


Once you have made a routine, workouts at home are just as effective as working out in a gym. The best part about home workouts is that they are so convenient.

Stay home, stay safe :)