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Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum or dad or self-employed, it may have occurred to you that getting enough exercise throughout the week can be difficult. While working out at home isn’t going to be as effective as working out in a fully equipped gym, there are plenty of things you can do to keep you in shape while getting on with your responsibilities.
Here are our top every day exercises that you will easily be able to do throughout your day.
There are many great core exercises you can do in the home, the side plank being one of them. To perform a side plank first lie down on your side (no, it’s not time for a nap yet).
Make sure that your shoulders are in line with your elbow, then lift yourself so that your thighs are off the ground and hold that position for roughly a minute.
Repeat this exercise again but on the other side. By completing 3 sets of this exercise every couple of days, you should begin to see better stamina, core strength and oblique definition.
The Squat thrust is a great muscle-building and cardiovascular exercise that can easily be done in the home. To start, stand up straight with your hands to your side. You must then bend your knees, bringing you into the squat position.
Fall forwards placing your palms on the ground then extend your legs behind you, assuming a press-up position. Bring your legs back in and go back to the starting position. You should aim to do three sets of 10 squat thrusts per day.
If you’re looking to tone up your arms, tricep dips are an easy home exercise. All you need is a chair or a bench to perform this exercise.
While sitting on a chair or bench, place your hands on your side. Lift off onto your hands and push your hips forward, bending your elbows as you move forward.
Push yourself back up and repeat. When doing tricep curls, make sure that your hips don’t move too far from the bench or you could end up working your shoulders more than your triceps.
Press ups are one of the most common forms of callisthenic exercise, and the sheer number of variants makes this exercise infinitely valuable.
Push ups work your core, pectoral muscles, triceps and deltoids. You should aim to complete at least 3 sets of 10 push ups per day.
Diet and supplements:
Eating well is essential when exercising. While it can be tempting to graze all day at home, eating a balanced diet is a must if you’re hoping to get results from your home workout.