When you're trapped home but don't want to miss the gym, check out these perfect ways to work out. Picture: Pexels
When you're trapped home but don't want to miss the gym, check out these perfect ways to work out. Picture: Pexels

3 exercise hacks for when you're stuck inside

By Nneka Jonas Time of article published Apr 6, 2020

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Being stuck at home can suck. But with Covid-19 causing companies to close down offices and governments to order people to stay away from crowds, you can not eat the calories or the energy you're used to. 

When you're trapped home but don't want to miss the gym, check out these perfect ways to work out without ever leaving your house.

At home DVDs


Those routines we've all seen. The commercials can be seen on television, and the advertisements are on the internet and social media. Although most of us skip those instead of other activities, when you're trapped indoors, they can be extremely useful. Just stick one into your DVD player or monitor, work out in the living room, and still improve your health without ever leaving home.

Calisthenics



That is a big term and it means you could figure out with your own body weight. Write down a pattern of lunges, jumps, push-ups, crunches and something else, and practice the exercise in your own bedroom over and over again. Although you're not likely to burn thousands of calories, this can lead to a better body loss and even weight loss. If you need it to be more intense, simply add some handheld weights to the routine and increase the burning of calories.

Yoga


Yoga is perfect because you can do it anywhere you want. Inside, outdoors, in a gym. It works in almost every location as long as you have only a bit of space. Clean up some space in your bedroom, try out a routine that you can get on YouTube. Yoga stretches the body more than almost anything else and increases flexibility. It's not a hardcore calories blaster, but it does help you get in better shape ... and you're not even going to have to leave your house. 

Just because you're trapped indoors doesn't mean that you're going to have to miss the exercise. There are numerous ways to work out indoors, and these three choices are a perfect place to start. You will be pleased with the results if you keep up with this routine until you're back outdoors and enjoying your life again.


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