4 Easy At Home Exercises
Not everyone has access to an amazing home gym, and with the recent COVID-19 events, going to your favorite gym hasn’t been an option. This can make working out and getting physical activity challenging. It is recommended that adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity. A shocking statistic reported by the Centers for Disease Control states that 80 percent of U.S adults do not meet the “Physical Activity Guidelines” set by the government.
Weekly exercise combats health problems and boosts mood and energy levels! If you are not getting the daily activity recommended for your health and are looking for ways to keep active, here are 4 easy at home exercises you can do anytime to get your body moving!
1. Stair Running/Stepping
Find some stairs and get stepping! If you don’t have stairs in your house, maybe you live in or near an apartment complex with stairs, or a football field with bleachers. Just a few trips up and down will really get your heart rate going, build muscle tone, and increase energy levels. Try this 15 minute stair exercise and see how you feel after!
2. Resistance Band Stretching
Resistance bands are a safe and easy tool you can use to target specific muscle groups, keep your body loose, and increase joint flexibility and elasticity. If you do consistent stretching, it can help you to maintain a pain free and healthy body.
3. HIIT Workout
HIIT workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods. They typically range from 10-30 minutes, making them the perfect workouts to do at home. You can google some HIIT exercises or find your favorite trainer on YouTube and do their workout together. If you want to lower body fat, heart rate, and blood pressure in a short amount of time, then HIIT workouts are for you.
After all of that high-intensity training, it’s always good to cool down with some yoga! Yoga is a mix of physical and mental exercises helping you achieve a peaceful body and mind. This is great for managing stress and anxiety and improving energy and vitality. Being healthy is about total wellness: body, mind, and spirit.
In conclusion, you don’t have to have a gym or a personal trainer to get healthy. Start today with these 4 easy at home exercises. If you want more at home exercises or have questions about your health, Better Life Chiropractic & Wellness is always available to help!