Easy Exercises That You Can Do at Home Without Equipment
Physical activity has many benefits to our physical and mental health. However, with events cancelled and gyms closed, a lot of people will be exercising at home.
We are all aware of the negative effects sedentary behavior can have on your quality of life and well-being. Relaxation techniques and physical activity can be valuable tools that will help protect your health during this time.
The World Health Organization recommends 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week or 150 minutes of moderate exercises. Here are some easy exercises that you can do at home without equipment:
1. Take free online exercise classes
In this day and age, there are a lot of options and resources to choose from. A lot of them are free and can be found on YouTube. If you are a beginner, be aware of your own limitations and exercise caution.
2. Walk as much as you can
Walking on the spot (or even jogging in place) can help you stay physically active. Challenging yourself to achieve your fitness goals even in a small space will give you something to work towards.
The benefits of yoga are backed up by research. Plus, you hardly need any space to be able to do it! If you are a beginner, you can buy a book of yoga poses or follow YouTube videos. There are also a lot of apps that will guide you through a virtual class. Yoga is not only great for the body and mind, it can also help you manage your anxiety, as practicing yoga has been shown to increase mindfulness. You’ll be feeling really Zen once you get into it!
If you cannot continue with your current fitness routine, do not be discouraged. There are a lot of easy exercises you can do at home, so instead of having a negative outlook on the situation when it comes to maintaining your level of fitness, look at it as a motivating challenge and a chance to be more creative.
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“Physical Activity and Adults,” World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/factsheet_adults/en/.
“Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat,” Harvard Health, Feb. 2015, “https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/yoga-benefits-beyond-the-mat.