Many of us feel too overwhelmed to set aside a full hour to work out. While incorporating a regular exercise routine into your lifestyle is important, sometimes engaging in the right moves for a short period of time can play a big role in keeping you healthy, and we have these moves ready for you. The best part — you can do them right at home!
Improving balance, flexibility and coordination are all key aspects of physical health that should be constantly worked on, no matter how old we are. As we age, these are the first aspects of our health that start to deteriorate, exposing us to serious injury and harm.
While it’s also good to maintain a healthy weight and work on definition and tone, these benefits come the more time we spend working out. Maintaining our health is a priority and, therefore, regular exercise is necessary.
At-home workouts have become a popular way for individuals to ensure that they can get their workouts in without having to worry about making it to class in time or rushing to the gym after a long work day.
3 Moves to Engage Your Entire Body
A few tips to get you started:
- Perform the following exercises at least three times a week.
- Each exercise should be performed for 30 seconds for three sets each.
- You will need free weights for this routine.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your chest lifted.
- Bend your knees to lower down to a squat, pushing your hips back as if you are sitting on an imaginary chair. Make sure that your knees are behind all 10 toes.
- Explosively push through with your legs to come back to a standing position.
2. Leg Raises
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your core tight and engaged. Shift all your weight onto one leg and lift the opposite leg with a slight bend in your knee. Try to lift your leg as high as you can.
- Switch legs to perform this exercise on the opposite leg and repeat.
3. Bicep Curls With Overhead Presses
- Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with your feet hip-width distance apart.
- Keeping your core tight and engaged, extend your arms down to your side, making sure your elbows are touching your sides.
- Bend the elbows and bring the weight toward your shoulders.
- Rotate your palms outward and press your hands toward the ceiling until your arms are fully extended overhead.
- Lower your arms back down to your shoulders and rotate your palms back to repeat the exercise.
Stay motivated and get up to get going on your workouts. You only need to set aside a few minutes of your time to perform this workout and you will come out feeling much better after.
Workout adapted from parade.com.