Not everyone is capable of working out at a gym regularly with the amount of workload they have, whether you’re a housewife or a businesswoman, working out is essential for your body. So here are simple exercises you can do at home, whenever time permits.
1. Bodyweight Squats
Stand with your feet spread lightly. Hold your arms in front of you. Keep your arms at shoulder level and parallel to the floor. Stay upright and gradually brace your abs while you lower your body as much as you can while bending your knees. Hold your position for a few seconds and get back to the initial position. Repeat this for 15 – 20 times. You don’t need any equipment for this exercise.
Be a superman or a superwoman! It’s ideal if you have a mat placed on the floor for this workout, can’t find any? It’s alright you can lie flat on your stomach on the floor. Keep your legs extended and spine straight. Exhale, and bring your legs forward while simultaneously bringing your arms up. Avoid rotating your arms / legs, arching your back and raising your head when holding the position for a few seconds. Inhale and bring your legs down while also bringing your arms down at the same time. Repeat 10 times.
3. Hip Raise
A relatively easy exercise to try out; you start off by reclining down on your back with your knees bent. Next, place your arms by your side in an angle (45 degrees). Pull your tummy in and raise your hips. Hold the position for at least 5 seconds before going back to your initial position. Repeat 10 times.
4. Lunge Step Up
If you can, find a stool or something steady to step on. If not, don’t worry, you can try this workout without one. Starting position is to keep one leg on the step you have while bending the opposite leg. Next, bring the lower leg up (ideally to the height of your hips). Repeat 10 times per side. That means 20 altogether.
5. Power Walk
The easiest of them all; power walks. Add various movements and do a power walk at home for 20 minutes. Try this while listening to some music and it will be fun.