It is important to stay active even when you are at home. You can exercise without any equipment or weights. Set aside a time, take up an exercise routine and put on your sports shoes. You don’t have to push yourself very hard or sweat heavily to stay fit. Even light exercises where you move all the body muscles are enough to keep yourself healthy.
Here Are Some Indoor Exercises That You Can Try
1. Push-ups and Baby Push- Ups
Push-ups help you build upper body strength but affect all parts of your body. They also help in strengthening your back and core. If you are a beginner, start with baby push-ups and move ahead slowly. For this, get on your knees and hands instead of feet, and go ahead like a regular push-up.
2. High Knees
This exercise involves bending your knees and lifting them up till the waist level. The knees should be bent in a 90-degree angle. It strengthens your leg muscles, improves physical balance and flexibility.
3. Chair Dips
Place your palms on a chair. Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle. Then bend enough so that your elbows are at a 90-degree angle as well. This improves upper body strength, your balance and builds shoulder muscles.
Stand straight with your feet at shoulder level. Take your right foot forward and stretch it a bit. Then bend your knees forward while keeping your back straight. Pull back and repeat with the other leg. Lunges strengthen your gut, back muscles and legs.
5. Side Plank
Lie on your side with knees bent. Keep your forearm directly below your shoulder and then push up. Raise your hips as well and try to maintain a raised position as long as you can. Beginners usually can do it up to 4-6 seconds. Increase capacity gradually.
Exercising puts pressure on your muscles and makes your heartbeat rise. Do not push yourself too hard if you are just starting on a routine. If you have a medical history or problems like blood pressure, diabetes or asthma consult your doctor before taking up an exercise regime.