For many of us with busy schedules finding the time to exercise can be difficult. Certainly, there are plenty of hours in the day, but often after a long day at work, the last thing we feel like is going to the gym and working out for an hour when all we want is to get back to the comfort of our own home. If this sounds like you and yet you really want to keep on top of your fitness, then this is the article for you; we’re going to share some easy workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own condo.
Don’t forget to warm up!
The most important thing of all, before undertaking any physical exercise, is that you warm up. Do some stretches, high knees or heel flicks, and even running on the spot. This will get the blood pumping and loosen your muscles.
With your hands on the ground, shoulder-width apart, and your body stretched out, lower yourself to the ground and push up again. Keep your movements controlled.
Another easy workout to try at home is lunges. Simply step forward with one leg and then lower your hips until both knees are bent at approximately 90-degrees. Then, push your body back up and swap to the other leg. You’ll really feel the burn in your upper-thighs
Stand tall with your feet together and your hands resting at your side as though you are a pencil! Following that, raise your hands above your head and jump with your feet out to either side. Then jump back to your original starting position and start again. If you are living in a condo, make sure you aren’t wearing heavy footwear that will make too much noise for your neighbors below.
Yoga / Pilates
You’ll find no shortage of Yoga and/or Pilates instruction videos online. All you need is a Yoga mat and you are good to go! A series of stretches and breathing exercises is great for toning your body.
Planking requires a similar position to the push-up, only with your forearms laid flat on the ground. Keep your body as straight as possible and hold that position for 1-minute if you can! You will feel the burn in your stomach muscles.
Here are some other great home exercises to try
- Side lunges
- Plank taps
- Single leg deadlifts
- Leg raises
Just as it is important to warm up, make sure you don’t neglect your cool down afterward! Stretch and shake it out.
Use the fitness room in your condominium
If you are fortunate enough to have purchased a condo in a residential complex that has a fitness studio, such as Life One Wireless in Bangkok, you can get your exercise there without having to stray too far from home.
If you are shy and don’t feel comfortable exercising in front of others just yet, try some home workouts to build up your confidence first.
Remember that weight loss starts in the kitchen. If you are conscious of your weight and want to try and improve your physique as best you can, the most effective approach is to watch what you eat. Certainly, make time for some quick and easy exercises at home, but pay attention to your protein intake and how many carbs you are consuming. It’s all about balance.
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