Whether you’re stuck at home by choice or because you have to be there (hello pandemic times!), you don’t have to go without your daily exercise. There’s a whole range of workouts you can do at home with minimal equipment and without a whole lot of fuss.
Here are 5 ideas to get you started:
Go for a walk or run
You technically need to leave the house for this one, but you don’t need to go far. Take a brisk walk around the block (with or without a dog) to get the heart rate up and the blood pumping. Or, if you’re feeling in the mood, go for a long run to work up a sweat. You could even walk to a local park and run some drills before walking home again.
Even if you don’t want to run, a moderately paced walk is still great for your health – including your mental health. So get outside and into the fresh air for an easy workout and to clear your head.
Yoga and stretching
If you’re feeling stiff and sore from your at-home exercising, or from sitting still for too long there are so many yoga and stretching videos and tutorials you can follow along with on with online. For yoga, try Yoga With Adriene or Lululemon videos.There’s a whole range of class lengths and abilities so you can choose the one to best suit where you’re at. For stretching, try this 30 min full-body stretching exercise video or follow along with this Healthline Basics of Stretching guide.
Ideally, you’ll have your own yoga mat to practise with at home but even if you don’t you can use a towel or a clear space of carpet to get your stretching done.
If you’re looking to build some core strength, you can’t go past pilates. Try this Ten Minute Mat Pilates Workout for a Strong Core or this 20 Minutes Pilates Workout for Runners to get you started. For these mat pilates classes you don’t need any fancy equipment except for a mat. If you have a resistance band, hoop or fit ball you can also search for pilates videos that include this equipment for some extra challenge.
Bodyweight circuit workouts
Without all the dumbbells and weights from the gym, you might think it’s difficult to build muscle tone at home. But, you can actually do quite a lot with just the weight of your body. Check out these 15 Circut Training Workouts you can do at home to get you started. Target individual areas of your body each session or choose a more full-body workout to suit your needs.
Looking to really build your muscle? Try these Bodyweight Workouts that are intended to help build muscle. You might want to go back to the gym at all.
If you’re looking for a little bit of extra inspiration, do what the celebrities do. For a good overview check out this roundup of the 10 Most Popular Celebrity Workouts of All Time which includes the workout routines of people like Chris Pratt, Zac Efron and Michael Jordon.
There’s also a range of paid programs you can participate in at home which are run by celebrity trainers. Workout with Chris Hemsworth, Sam Heughan or Australia’s Sam Wood. Many of these also include food programs and a community of fellow members where you can really feel supported to achieve your fitness goals.
When you’re stuck at home you don’t need to go without a workout. There’s a range of videos, tutorials and instructions you can use to stay active and healthy without the need for any expensive equipment. So whether you’re moving house or staying in during a pandemic, you don’t have to compromise on your physical or mental wellbeing.
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