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23 March 2020 | 3 min read

The Beginner’s Guide To Exercising At Home During Social Distancing

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One of the most efficient ways to stay sane while you socially distance yourself from your community to stop the spread of Coronavirus is to exercise regularly. And with most of the gyms closing down till further notice, here is your chance to bring all your self-discipline to the fore and #WorkoutFromHome.

While you don’t have to go all out like celebrities are doing these days, you can do basic exercises to keep yourself healthy and fit.

Cardio

Whether it is step-up on the stairs of your home or simply pacing back and forth in your balcony, there are plenty of ways to work out and get your cardio for the day completed at home. Ensure you walk at least 10,000 steps every day. Do your chores because that also helps you in burning calories. To add to it all, do at least 1,000 skips per day and keep increasing the number.

Squats, Crunches, And Sit-ups

After cardio, squats, crunches, push-ups, burpees, and sit-ups are the best exercises, you can do at home. And they are so beneficial. And there chances that you are doing these exercises for at least half an hour to forty-five minutes at the gym. You are doing the same sans a trainer.

Don’t forget chair dips, planks, and leg raise when you are working out at home. You just need a yoga mat and a pinch of self-discipline to do it all.

Go For A Run Or Walk In The Park

If you are maintaining a distance of 6 feet with other people, it is safe to head out and go for a brisk walk or jog. The idea of working out from home in these times is not to infect people, so if you maintain your distance, it is okay to step out. However, we recommend if you have space inside, you create a running routine at your home as far as possible.

Yoga

Not only good for your body, but yoga is hugely beneficial for your mind. And in these testing times, we all know how important it is to keep our mind calm and composed. You don’t need a yoga teacher to teach you every Asana, start with videos on youtube. There are plenty of online classes that are well-suited for a novice like you and me.

High-Intensity Interval Training

This is for those who only know they have worked out when they are sweating. HIIT is a combination of high-intensity work out that utilizes your body weight. From jumping jacks to mountain climbers, all such exercises are done in continuation to ensure you are working your entire body. Don’t know where to start? There are plenty of apps that will help, for instance, Freeletics.

Now that you have a go-to guide on how to start working out from home, the only thing remaining is for you to do it. Let us know how your #HomeWorkOutSesh is coming along in the comments.

by Priya Chaudhary
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