We have always talked about working out from home in the past and now it is more important than ever to make sure you are active around the house and keeping your immune system at an all-time high.
In this article, we want to discuss some fun ways to workout at home during the lockdown.
7 Fun Ways To Work Out At Home During The Lockdown
Here are some fun workouts you can do at home during the lockdown.
1. Zumba Dance
If the home environment doesn’t motivate you, you can dance it out. Literally, the Zumba dance is a great cardio workout that loosens up your body and gets your heart pumping. Just 30 minutes of Zumba dance can burn quite a lot of calories and help you lose belly fat.
There are many free Zumba dance videos on YouTube you can get started for a smaller duration and start increasing your time.
2. Moving Every Thirty Minutes
For those of you who are working in front of your computer screens, you need to find ways to move your body. A sedentary lifestyle puts your body at so many risks, including type 2 diabetes and cancer.
It’s important to get up every few hours and move because a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to your health. You can set a timer and do 5 burpees and 5 squats before you get back to work. Modify the exercise according to your age and health issues but make sure you get up and move every thirty minutes.
3. Exercise Your Way To The Kitchen
Yes, the kitchen is probably packed with goodies that may not be the best for you, especially when you can’t exercise outdoors.
You can’t workout outside so why not work your way to the fridge? Do lunges all the way to the fridge. At least that will make snacking a bit more worth it.
4. Push Yourself
Contrary to popular belief, working out at home can, in fact, be quite strenuous. It depends on the type of exercise you are doing and for how long you are doing it. You can do exercises with your body weight which will make you stronger without even going to the gym.
Find a routine that challenges you enough to exercise at home. Always pay attention to good posture. If something hurts while you are working out, it may be a result of poor posture. You must discontinue the exercise and take a step back.
5. Use Household Appliances
Don’t have dumbbells? That’s okay, you can use appliances that weigh close to what you use in the gym. We understand that this may not be a fix for those using heavy weights or barbells but for those training with 1 to 5 kg weights, you can easily use household products.
Fill two half kg bottles with water and that will be the perfect size for arm exercises. For heavier weights, you can use 5kg rice bags. You can also fill up a 5kg bottle with rice/water and use it for squat training. Experiment with what you have at home and be careful. You will find something that works for you.
6. Household Chores
Do you know that women are less likely to get type 2 diabetes from a sedentary lifestyle because they are also more likely to do household chores? Cleaning and mopping the floor does a lot more than keeping your house virus-free. It helps you burn calories and it makes you stronger.
So, find your scrubs and start shedding those extra calories.
7. Mix and Match
Working out from home can be quite repetitive but if you mix and match your exercise time, you may, in fact, look forward to working out from home. You can do yoga one day and cardio the other, add dance routines too or anything that you find interesting. If your routine is diverse, you won’t even feel that you are working out.
What Else Should You Do To Stay Healthy?
We know it’s not easy to stay healthy at home, especially when you are crammed inside for days on end, but you must. It is the only thing that will push us forward. A healthy body and a healthy mind is what we need.
1. Maintain A Sleep Routine
If you are being overworked, there is a chance that you forget sleep and work through the night. If your sleep schedule is disturbed, it increases your chances of type 2 diabetes. It also increases your hunger cravings and leads to many other health issues, including anxiety.
While staying at home, it is very important to fix a bedtime routine to prevent insomnia. Make sure to eat at least 2 hours before bed and eat within an hour of getting up, this will keep you on the right track.
2. Reduce Sugars
Since you are at home for longer, you don’t burn enough calories. You don’t need the excess sugar. Saturated fatty acids, found in sugary packaged food, should be the first thing to let go followed by table sugar.
Avoid having tea and/or coffee with sugar and avoid sweet snacks. Instead, you can go for healthier snacking options like peanuts and fruits.
3. Wear The Right Footwear
When you take out time for an exercise routine, always make sure you are wearing the right shoes. The right shoes and socks protect your feet from getting injured.
We know that the lockdown is not easy on us. It is not easy for anyone but with the simple steps and workout tricks mentioned above, you can motivate yourself to stay healthy. We wish you all the best and we are looking forward to crossing the lockdown finish line with you.