Staying Healthy at Home
There are countless advantages of joining a gym or group workout -- motivation, support, and accountability just to name a few.
But what if we’re stuck at home?
We still have options! No matter how elementary they may be, they can still be effective when implemented into a daily routine.
Best of all, most of these can be done anytime and anywhere!
In addition to your core, push-ups help strengthen multiple areas of your upper body; triceps, biceps, pectorals (chest), shoulders, and lats.
There are even different variations of a push-up; incline push-ups, decline push-ups, clapping push-ups, and diamond push-ups. Done separately or individually, you can target different muscles.
Sit-ups burn more calories than crunches. When done regularly, you can expect to see improvements in your abs, hip flexors, and core muscles.
Like push-ups, different variations of sit-ups exist depending on what you're looking for.
While sit-ups can be done without any money invested, you can also look into a stability ball for greater resistance and results.
The use of natural resistance to better ourselves has been around for centuries. We don't need to go back to those extreme measures, but we can mimic the same methods today with resistance bands.
The recurring theme here is multiple variations, and resistance bands provide all sorts of options from anywhere around your house.
The ultimate benefit of resistance bands is that you can target all of your muscle groups with different exercises; upper body, lower body, core, or total body!
You can also do pull-ups from a doorway or your garage. Jumping jacks and jump rope are two examples of cardio that can be done from nearly anywhere. Yoga introduces stretching, balance, and many more benefits. For increased muscle and tone, you can even introduce free-weights and dumbbells.
Most importantly, do whatever works best for you! Take a look around and get creative. The more fun you have, the better results you'll see down the road!