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Workouts You Can Do at the Comfort of Your Own Home

If you can’t get on an exercise program because of your busy schedule, do you know that you can do workouts at home? Here are some easy exercises you can try. However, you need to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

1. Stair Climb. Any benefits you can get from an aerobics class, you can also get at home. If you happen to have a staircase in the house, you can begin exercising simply by climbing up those stairs. First, go to the bottom of the staircase and walk in place for about 60 seconds. This is to warm up your legs and legs muscles.  You can start the pattern by climbing on to the first step and then back down. Repeat this at least 10 times. Walk again in place for 20 seconds and then start climbing 2 steps and then back down. Climb up one step, come down, and repeat this again 10 times.  You can repeat this pattern up to the 10th stair, but we don’t recommend climbing more than ten steps, it will be extremely difficult to get back down after that. After this routine, you will surely feel the burn. You don’t have to over exert yourself. You can start climbing to up to 3 stairs only for a few weeks and then build your endurance slowly.

2. Laundry Basket Lifts. You will be surprised to know that your laundry bin full of dirty clothes is more than part of your everyday house chores. Lifting laundry baskets can be a good arm sculpting exercise.  Carefully lift the bin basket on top of your head and lift upwards and then slowly back down. Do this 15 times a set and do 3 sets a day. If the laundry bin is too heavy for you, you can remove some of the clothes and then restart the set. You can also try the lying position and lift from your chest up and then back down. This exercise will help shape your upper arms, shoulders and back muscles.

3. Commercial Break Exercises. If you are a certified couch potato and you love curling up on the sofa while watching your favorite shows everyday, then commercial breaks exercises are perfect for you.  As your favorite drama series is on, you can curl up on some weights, a five or ten pounds weight will do. But when commercials come on, you’ve got to stand up on your feet and do intense exercises such as jumping jacks, crunches, sit-ups, push-ups or any heart rate-rising workout you can think of.  When the TV show comes back on, you can return to light exercises. Do this pattern all through out the show and you will hardly notice you’re getting the best exercise!

 4. Home Office Chair Presses. If you have a swivel chair in your home office, you can use this to workout your arms. Sit on the chair and hold on to the edges of the office table while you use your arms to pull yourself towards the table and do the same to push yourself away from it.

These are just some of the ways you can exercise at home. There are still a lot of exercise you can try such as dancing in your living room, doing combo crunches and couch kicks. Be imaginative and resourceful and figure out new and exciting ways to workout your way to fitness.


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