Due to Corona Virus (Covid-19), our daily routines are disturbed. We have ample time on our hands. We have no place to visit, no new foods to try, no shopping, we are confined to the rooms of our houses.
Corona virus is changing the way we live and it is here to live at least for a month more. Even if the vaccination is made, the virus won’t just vanish in a day or two. It will take its toll and we need to be ready. Although social distancing is the key, it doesn’t mean we can’t stay fit or keep our body in rhythm.
That’s what we are going to teach in this article – best exercises you can do indoors during covid19 pandemic.
We have so many options available, but most of us won’t have the proper gym equipment to practice at home. So, we have listed five exercises that you can do at home without any supervision and without any equipment. In fact, you can do these exercises as many times as you want in a single day. Simply get on your feet, and start doing them. They are very easy.
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Get started with this list of how to keep yourself fit during Coronavirus Lockdown.
Exercising during stressful situations like these can help you reduce anxiety and boost your immunity too. Let’s challenge yourself to make the most out of this Covid lockdown scenario and carry out these exercises to get your body in shape.
Lunges are the best way to strengthen your glute and leg muscles and improve your overall endurance.
Stand straight, rest your arms at the sides and keep your feet at a shoulder-width distance. Now put one of your legs forward and bend it until your thigh comes parallel to the ground. Make sure to keep your knee straight and aligned with the foot. Hold the position for about 10 seconds and return to the starting position. Now repeat the same exercise with the opposite leg.
Tip: At the last lunge, try giving 20 raises to the leg for a better result.
Want to give your whole body a punch of strength and vigour? Push-ups are going to do that for you. They may seem simple but pushups are one hell of a job, involving the whole of your core.
Attain the basic planking position and hold your body tight with all the muscles clasped. Keep the hands in your chest line, plans facing down. Start lowering the body by bending the elbows, shifting the weight on the hands. Try touching the floor with the chest and then raise the body to the starting position by opening the elbows. After one set, take a pause of 30 seconds and hold the plank position.
Perform 2 or 3 sets of 20 reps or as per your workout regime.
Extra tip: If you’re finding it hard to hold the plank position, you can place your knees to the ground and do the knee push-ups. They are pretty similar in terms of strength building and body toning.
Squats are super beneficial for people who want to increase their strength and body flexibility. During squatting you work on your glute muscles while shedding an uncountable number of calories.
Start with a standing stance, keeping your feet hip-width apart, hands resting on the sides and your face held up. Now start to bend your knees while swinging the hips downwards just like you sit on a chair. Keep your knees aligned with the feet and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
Hold the squat for about 10 seconds and then move back upwards to the standing position. Repeat 2 or 3 sets of 20 repetitions.
We hope that these exercises will be a great help to you in staying safe and healthy during coronavirus (Covid) lockdown.
Kick-off your extra pounds with this incredible fat burning exercise. Just do 10 burpees in a row and see your heart rate elevating like crazy. Burpees can immensely increase your muscle endurance and core strength.
Stand upright with your hands at the side and feet at shoulder-width distance. Start to lower your upper body just like you do a squat, and turn the squat into a push-up. Reach to the floor, do a regular pushup and while returning back, with a sudden jerk, jump up in the air as high as possible. Make sure to keep your hands extended up your head while jumping. Now come back to the standing position and repeat the same circuit as before.
The two moves; One pushup and one jump, makes one rep. Repeat at least 3 sets of 10 burpees for a greater caloric burn.
Sit-ups may seem too effortless but the truth is they are quite hard to do and they’re very effective in burning those calories off. Sit-ups work on your lower body and abdominal muscles and combat back issues.
Source: Women Healths Mag
Start your sit-ups by lying straight on the ground with your back on the ground and face towards the ceiling. Bend your knees placing the feet flat and your hands should be behind your head. Keep all your body muscles engaged and then start to raise your upper body keeping the weight on the shoulders. Move your hands As far as possible and try touching your chest to the knees and your fingers to your toes. Once you have touched your toes, hold the position for 10 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 or 3 sets of 20 sit-ups or as per your workout routine.
Can You Visit Gym During Corona Virus Lockdown?
No! Doctors have strictly said not to visit public places. So, even if your country is not imposing a lockdown yet, it is better to stay in your own house until the threat of corona virus subsides.
A few reasons you should not be visiting gym during corona virus lockdown are:
- Too many people using the same equipment
- Virus is asymptomatic, means you won’t know if it affects you
- Most gyms are tightly packed and lack proper hygiene
- Germs can stay on metal for 3-4 days
So, it is better to stay in-house and use this corona virus exercises list for fitness during the lockdown crisis.