Tired of sticking to the same old fitness routine for days on end? Too busy to hit the gym on a regular basis to lose those extra kilos? And find it too expensive to hire a personal trainer or set up a personal gym in your home?If your answer is ‘yes’ to all these questions, then there is no need for you to worry. For you don’t need to hit the gym on a regular basis to remain fit. Nor do you need to use any kind of training equipments at your home or hire a personal trainer to help you lose weight.
In case you didn’t know, your home can act as your gym as well. There are several areas inside the house that can be used for exercising, and the best part of all this is that you get to enjoy the entire process of working out. Here are some really cool tips to exercise from home, using simple items that are normally intended for alternate purposes.
Home Exercises To Lose Weight Effectively
Talk about exercising from home and the first thing that comes to your mind is the staircase. Every single kind of home fitness regime would involve the staircase in it and so we give it the top spot in our list of home exercises.Walking/running up and down the staircase can be extremely beneficial for your leg muscles. Not to forget mentioning the way it increases your adrenaline levels and regulates your heart beat. So make it a point to use the staircase wherever possible in addition to moving up and down the same in your house for at least 10 times a day.
The sturdy chair by the dining table can do more than just seat you for dinner. You can use a strong wooden or steel chair in your house to exercise your arms and legs regularly. And although there are several exercises that can be performed on a chair, we would like to cover two of the more popular fitness routines involving the same.Sitting on the edge of the seat with your hands placed on the edges, and then lowering yourself with your arms (bend the elbows) can help strengthen your triceps. Doing squats in front of a chair (partial ones) can help you tone your quad and hamstring muscles.
If you want to strengthen those biceps, here’s what you can do. Fill up some empty water bottles with water. Tie them up together so that collectively, they weigh the maximum weight you can lift. Do arm slimming moves like biceps, shoulder raises and curls to tone and strengthen the arm muscles.
You don’t need to have one of those exercise balls for this. Rather, a small football would do the trick. All you need to do is sit down with your knees bent at a 45 degree angle in front of you. Bend backwards slightly and move the football from one side to the other, rotating your body as you do so. This would enable you to tone your torso and oblique.Another simple exercise with a football involves lying down with the legs bent (knees pointing upwards). Place the football between the knees and start squeezing the same to strengthen the thigh muscles.
Did you know that a small stool or ottoman would help you tone your buttocks? All you need to do is lie down on the floor with your calves placed on a small stool or ottoman. Next, lift your hips off the floor (make sure you firm your buttocks while doing so) and remain in the same position for about 10 counts before coming back to your original stance. Repeat the exercise for 3 sets.