Working out is essential for staving off illnesses, preventing injuries, and just generally enjoying a good quality of life. Don’t worry if there’s no gym located where you live or if you can’t afford a membership right now. You can stay at home and still get a good workout in.
Listed below are four of the best workouts you can consistently perform at home to keep your body in great shape.
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Resistance bands are great to use during workouts because they are capable of targeting different kinds of muscles in your body. They can also make a specific exercise just a bit more challenging so that you get more benefits. For the purposes of toning your lower body, you can try out standing taps that involve the use of a resistance band.
You can perform the exercise by first wrapping the resistance band around your ankles. With the band in place, you can step to the side using one foot and fight against the tension. Repeat that for your other foot as well.
Alternatively, you can also step back with one of your feet and keep doing that over and over. Repeat that for the other side too.
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Push-ups are included in just about every type of exercise routine because of two reasons.
First off, push-ups can be done anywhere. As long as you have a flat surface under you and enough room to stretch your body horizontally, you can get some push-ups in. On top of that, push-ups are also great for making you stronger and toning the muscles in your arms.
The key to successfully performing push-ups is to distribute your weight evenly across your upper body and your arms. Gradually lower your body to the ground so that your arms can support you properly. Raise your body slowly up too as that will prevent any of your muscles from getting strained.
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Planking is not just some fad that hit a while ago and should now be completely forgotten. It is actually a form of exercise that can work wonders on your body. To be more specific, planking can help tone your abdominal and back muscles.
You don’t have to start planking for huge chunks of time right away. Planking even for just 15-second intervals should help. Once you get used to it, you can go for longer planking sessions.
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Are you looking for a form of exercise that’s a bit more comprehensive? There are not a lot of exercises that can work for the whole body, but the iconic jumping jack is one of them.
Every time you perform a jumping jack, every part of your body is in motion. Jumping jacks are good for raising your heart rate as well as improving your agility. It’s also just fun to jump around every now and then, so go ahead and give jumping jacks a try.
The gym may be the preferred place for exercising, but there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t get a good workout at home. With the help of a resistance band and some open space in your home, you can stay in great shape without ever having to set foot inside a gym.
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