It’s that time of the year when everyone starts planning about all those new year resolutions that they barely follow, staying fit being one of them. Moreover, after a week or so, we find it difficult to keep up with the resolution. Shortage of time and finding some activities too tough to perform are the biggest reasons. But being in an era where aged people did exercises to stay fit and are completing marathons and people looking out for an adventurous partner, one needs to remain fit to cope with day-to-day challenges.
Many of us find carrying those groceries through stairs or lifting those heavy suitcases when someone surprisingly visits us at home literally putting our muscles to work. Not only this, going through those reckless working hours, our body demand regular exercise and perfect metabolism and if you want to age better rather than just living a long life.
Here are 5 exercises to stay fit for life.
1. Walk Out Push-ups
This is a great beginners exercise that warms up your body by targeting multiple muscle groups like the hamstring, core, and upper body, further accelerating the heart rate.
Walk Out Push-ups increases strength, flexibility, stamina and will further make your daily activities less tiring.
There is no other exercise other than standard squats that can train your lower body more efficiently. If you are a beginner, this exercise will strengthen your thighs which will further let your upper body lift more weight.
While performing squats, your core muscles work overtime to keep the body posture upright and support the lower back.
3. Jumping Jacks – Exercises to stay fit
Jumping Jacks does so much more than just burning calories, it is more of a strengthening and stress relieving exercise. This exercise elevates your heart rate and you start breathing deeply, providing more oxygen to your heart and your bloodstream. This leads to rapid calorie burn and weight loss.
4. Hip Bridge
Hip Bridge helps you to maintain a proper poster whether you are standing or sitting for a long time. This exercise strengthens all the core muscles and removes excess fat from abdominous (Belly fat), rectus abdominous (Six Pack area) and gives you an hourglass figure.
This exercise further reduces knee and back pain.
5. Plank – Exercises to stay fit
We use our upper body for four basic activities i.e. pushing, pulling, holding and carrying. Doing planks offers all the upper body muscles enough strength and endurance to perform these activities.
Other than strengthening, Planks also make your shoulder, collarbone, shoulder blades as well as toes and feet more flexible. This also puts your inner core muscles to work and help in achieving a flat belly or 6 packs, if followed regularly.
So these are the five basic but most effective exercises to stay fit that you can follow regularly as you need to give just five minutes to each exercise and trust me, these 25 minutes of daily workout will compensate you in a way that you would never have imagined.
14 December 2016