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5 exercise that you can easily do at home

When we are at home and not able to go to the gym, there are always some exercises that we can do at home. Exercise is important for a healthy body and mind. It keeps us fit and also builds up our immunity. Here are some 5 exercises that you can easily do at home.

Planks

Planks are wonderful abdominal and core exercises. It is also a great exercise for the abs. For planks, you need to get on your knees and keep your elbows on the floor. The elbows should be placed shoulder-width apart. Then you need to elongate your body behind you and lift your body up. After that, you should be aware to keep your body nice and straight. Just be sure that your hips are not drooping. Hold for up to 10 breaths.  Finish one and drop your knees down the floor. You shouldn’t do plank if you have a shoulder injury or if you are pregnant.

Push-Ups

 Push-up is a popular exercise that is helpful to build chest, the upper body muscle, triceps, upper back, and shoulders. For pushups, just sit in a plank position, resting on your hands and your toes. Then blend the elbows at a 45-degree angle from the body. Then, you need to lower your body in a straight line, lowering your chest but make sure to avoid hinging of the hips. You should lower the chest about 3 inches from the ground then reverse the process and get up.

Squats

Squats are the best exercise to strengthen the thighs and hips muscle. Doing squats will strengthen your hips and thighs. It is simple yet very beneficial. You need to imagine that you are sitting in a chair and sit exactly like that. Then, Sit back and down like you’re sitting into an imaginary chair. Keep your head facing straight and bend your upper body a little. You need to lower your thighs parallel to the floor and your knees parallel to your ankle. Make your body tight and push with your heels and get back to the initial position and repeat.

 Lunges

Lunges are effective exercises for legs. To do lunges, you need to stand and keep your feet together. Keep hands by your sides or you can even create a prayer position with your hands. Then, you need to place your right leg back and make sure both the toes are faced forward. After that, your left knee should be bend and kept over the ankle. The right heel should be lifted from the floor and the same knee should be drifted above the ground but it shouldn’t be touched. Tight your abs and put your chest forward. Hold on for few seconds and get back to the standing position.

Glute Bridge

 This exercise is good for thighs, buttocks, and back. You have to lie down on your back.  Put your hands by your side and bend your knees. Then, place your feet on the floor with shoulder-width apart. You will have to lift up your thighs and buttocks and thighs and keep your back straight. Hold for 5 breaths and release back to the initial position.

Exercise and be healthy.

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Written by Subekshya Ghimire

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