Not everyone appreciates going to the gym to exercise. Sometimes this can be is tedious and even off-putting. But you still need to get your regular exercise done using a few simple but highly effective home workouts. The health benefits of exercise are numerous, and play a crucial role in keeping you healthy.
While the benefits of exercise for weight loss are well-known, did you know that consistent exercise helps to boost the immune system, strengthen the bones, improve cognitive function, heart health, digestion and so much more? The best part is that you don’t have to go to the gym to get these benefits! These three exercises can be done from home – right from the comfort of your bedroom.
Push-ups are among the most widely used exercise all over the world. From special-forces soldiers to elite sports athletes, and the average Joe, everyone can use push-ups to great effect. This exercise engages muscles in every part of the body including the lower legs and core, but is particularly effective at strengthening the tricep, deltoid and pectoral muscles.
To perform push-ups, get down on your hands and feet and extend your body in prone position. Your arms should be spread at about shoulder width distance. At the start of the movement, keep your arms fully extended and then lower your body till your elbows form at least a 90 degree angle, then push back up.
Just like push-ups, squats have a wide degree of application, and can be used by just about anyone. Squats target the major muscles of the lower body including the glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps. Depending on how it is done, it may also help strengthen the core.
To perform squats, stand with your hands behind your head or fully stretched out in front of you. Keep your feet apart, slightly wider than shoulder-width. Lower your butt in a controlled movement till it is just below your knees, then explode back up to starting position.
3. The Plank
Would you like a strong and well developed core? Forget about crunches and sit-ups. The plank is yet another exercise that is ubiquitously used, and for good reason. Planks are probably the most effective exercise for developing core strength, and can be done anywhere.
To perform a plank get down on your hands and feet as if you were performing a push up. This time rest your upper body on your laid-out forearms, and hold the position for at least 30 seconds and repeat.
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