It’s hard to stay fit and healthy when we’re spending most of our days in front of the computer. We’re already so busy with work. Who has the time to go to the gym or go jogging in the morning? Most of us just don’t have the energy for it.
But while it may seem counter intuitive to exercise when you’re tired instead of taking a nap, you can actually become more energized by working out. The good news is that some of the best physical activities for the body don’t require a gym membership.
No matter how busy you get, you can always squeeze a few minutes of exercise into your schedule. Do it for the purpose of staying healthy. You’ll get more energy, you’ll be less likely to get sick, and you’ll improve your quality of life in general.
Whether you want to get started on a more active lifestyle or you simply want to fit your clothes a little better, here are the top 5 best fitness workouts to help you stay in shape.
Start by standing with your feet about hip-width distance apart. Slowly fold forward at the hips and reach the floor with your hands. When your hands touch the floor, slowly “walk” them forward until your spine is neutral. You should now be in the starting position of a regular pushup. Do one full push-up and then walk your hands back toward your feet slowly. Slowly roll your spine up to return to the standing position.
This move is great because it targets multiple muscle groups and incorporates multiple planes of movement. It’s a good way to accelerate your heart rate and fully wake up when you’re feeling drowsy.
The beauty of this movement is in its simplicity. Everyone knows how to do a couple of jumping jacks. If you do this for one straight minute, you’ll be feeling energized (and a little out of breath). You’ll be ready to start your day. Light impact on the feet can benefit our neurotransmitters. Jumping jacks are great if you want to get your heart rate up.
When you do squats, you essentially force your brain to actively participate in the exercise. It requires proper foot placement and even weight distribution between both legs. It requires you to keep the chest high and the back straight. It engages the glutes
Like the squat, the brain is actively engaged with this move. Lie on the floor and let your heels absorb all of your body weight as you lift your back and form a “bridge”. Carefully lower your body back down until you get into the starting position and repeat this movement.
The classic plank is deceptively difficult. At first glance, it looks simple—until you have to hold it for one whole minute. The plank is a modified push-up position with your elbows bent 90 degrees and both forearms resting on the floor. Your body should form a perfectly straight line from the crown of your head to your heels.
Do these five simple workouts every morning and give them one minute each. If you want to take it to the next level, add more variation to them and increase the difficulty.
These may be simple workouts, but they’re all you need to get your heart pumping and ready to face the day. And when you’re ready to take it to the next level, why not try out more physical activities that could get you fit and healthy? Try activities like swimming, running, and lifting lighter weights!
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