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A Simple Guide to the Best Indoor Exercises: Monsoon Edition

by TheFeelGoodMoments   ·  2 years ago   ·  
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Most of us love sitting on a chair, sipping a cup of coffee, and enjoying the weather during the monsoon. We tend to find an excuse, more often than not, to postpone our health routine just because we can’t go outdoors for yoga, exercise, travel to the gym, or just a brisk walk. We just get into the mood of the monsoons, wanting to chill and relax. 

But, doesn’t it take a toll on your health? 

Throughout the lockdowns, we have found ourselves solutions that were creative and helped up overcome so many hurdles of everyday life. So, let’s make this monsoon different, avoid excuses, get up and move to a healthier, fitter lifestyle.

We have put together a quick guide to some of the best (and easiest) exercises you can do indoors to stay fit. 

Love Your Body, Just as it Loves You

Being fit should be the ultimate goal throughout your life. You must motivate yourself to exercise every day, burn those extra calories, manage your sugar intake, meditate and keep yourself healthy, both physically and mentally. Remember, you have just one body and you have to take good care of it, just as it took care of you during the lockdown.

So, let’s begin with the exercises:

The Monsoon Edition Indoor Exercise Guide

1. Push-ups 

Push-ups are an effective exercise that you can do at home. It does wonders for your upper body and core strength. Keep your body shape in a plank position wherein your hands touch the ground and you rest on your toes. Move downwards by lowering your body weight to the floor. Be sure to have the right form and stance so you don’t sprain anything. You can use a yoga mat on your floor for better comfort. 

2. Plank

A plank is a core body exercise that works well to improve form and strength. You must strive to lose excess body fat, particularly that stubborn abdominal fat. All you have to do is bend your elbows and rest your forearms flat on the floor in a plank position. Another way of doing it is by keeping your arms straight and your hands on the floor. You can even try a side plank, which makes you change sides while you exercise.

3. Jumping jacks

A great start would call for a HIIT exercise. Jumping jacks are sure to energise your whole body. It is super strong and super fast. It can revitalize your body in 30 to 60 seconds. Stand up straight with your legs apart, with your arms spread out on your sides so they look like on single line in alignment with your shoulders. Now jump to get your feet together and your arms straight above your head with your hands clapping. Speed up to get your heart rate going. This works as a great cardio workout that gets you sweating and fitter when done regularly.

4. Lunges

A balance exercise to improve lower-body strength, lunges require a bit of an effort on your part. But, this routine exercise will help you build leg muscles, improve muscle extension, and even help you run better and faster. To do a lunge, stand straight with your shoulders relaxed. Keeping one leg forward lower your hips until your knees are at 90-degree angles. Be careful to keep one knee in alignment with your ankle. Now dip the other knee making sure you don’t touch the floor and then raise it back up. Repeat for amazing results. You can try this effective workout while you are working, cooking a meal, or watching TV. Add some weights that force you to work harder while improving your balanced.

Lunges  Exercise

5. Squats

Squats focus on your lower legs, making your muscles tight and your abs and booty strong. It improves blood circulation and keeps you feeling energetic all day long.

To begin, hold your back straight and stand with your feet apart, slightly wider than your hips. Bend your knees and lower yourself to knee height before rising. Do these in sets of ten. Add weights, such as the dumbbells you purchased, or use something heavy like a bottle of water. You can explore different forms of squats. Try air squats, jump squats, weighted squats, side step squats, and sumo squats, for example.

6. Dancing

Who doesn’t love grooving to the beats of energetic music? Dance is a mood, a vibe that you just can’t deny. It works wonders to stimulate your physical and mental well-being. Create a playlist, switch on the lights and make some space in your living room. You are all set to burn calories. Dance sharpens your focus, improves your memory, and helps you pay attention to smaller details. The cherry on the cake here is that it boosts your overall fitness, and temperament and helps you lose weight…must we say more?

7. Yoga

In today’s world, it is so crucial to retain your flexibility and have body flexibility. It is so relevant when we need a series of exercises to feel inner peace and tranquillity. Yoga brings your mind, body, and spirit together. You shall discover your body’s possibilities like never before while taking a journey within yourself. Try it in the comfort of your living room, or any room of your choice. Don’t worry, there’s a yoga style for every individual. You just have to gently stretch, try any relaxed style of yoga, and put it into practice by watching an online video. You can even try power yoga sessions for overall body benefits.

Yoga

8. Skipping

The best form of cardio exercise to keep you moving. Skipping helps you strengthen your bones, reduce excess weight, and improve flexibility, coordination, and cardio-respiratory fitness.

Take a rope, rotate it in circular motions, and bend your knees and ankles as much as you can. Even 10-15 minutes of this high-impact exercise can do wonders. To reduce the impact of noise, you can do this on a yoga mat. 

Final Say

We are in a habit of taking our bodies for granted. Even when we do decide to exercise. Remember, if anything is causing discomfort like joint pains or cramps, just stop immediately. If you have knee pain then avoid any high-impact jumping exercise.

It is best to understand our limits and work out accordingly to build strength and stamina. But then again, never use this as an excuse to not exercise. You own yourself and your body a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Getting out of your home might be difficult sometimes, or you might even lack the right motivation to hit the gym. So getting into a workout at home by following the guide given here can make a big difference. Let’s not compromise when you have the comfort of your living room and equipment-free exercises.

What are you committing to this season? Tell us about your favourite exercise at home in the comment section below.

 

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