Are you worried about gaining weight with the public health clubs shutting down amid the coronavirus outbreak? Perhaps, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people across the world to remain indoors.
And many people are trying to figure out how to stay active and fit without hitting the public gym.
The good news is, you can actually get leaner while exercising at home. It doesn’t take much effort or money to design an effective workout routine at home. In fact, you can build lean muscles or burn calories even with no props or machines.
Exercise is a great stress-buster. Regular exercise can help improve your immune system. It is important for overall healthy well-being.
Quick tips to stay fit at home
There are a number of things you can do to keep yourself active at home. Here are some unique ways to work up a sweat at home with your everyday items.
Turns out, your cleaning tool can also give you a good workout, especially your core, hips and glutes – besides sweeping. And if you’re trying to shed a few pounds, household activities such as sweeping and mopping are a great activity to add to your routine.
It is claimed that just an hour of sweeping and mopping the floor would make you use up about 180-235 calories.
Vacuuming can give you enough time for your thigh and hip workout. As you take your vacuum cleaner forward, you can do some forward lunges. You would want to quicken the pace of lunging and vacuuming for optimal results.
Heard of oven abs? Just hit the floor in front of your microwave or oven and do leg raises to help you build strong abs. Just ensure that you maintain your back straight and don’t bend at all while doing this ab workout.
Besides cleaning your household chores, this is a fun way to tone your quads and glutes. Perhaps, this will give you an opportunity to clean the top of your cabinet – not to mention those classy chandeliers. Just make sure that you place the chair carefully in front of the object you wish to clean.
Whether you’re practicing some leg raise or trying to perfect your squats, a sturdy chair (no wheels) can give you a good workout without hitting the gym. What’s more, this is an excellent workout for elderly people with limited mobility.
Believe it or not, you don’t need to spend money on a gym membership to help you stay fit, improve your health when your home is already filled with fitness equipment – if you know where to look and how to incorporate them.
Remember, consistency is the key to your fitness goals!