by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
Picture this…you find yourself all suited up and your body motors running at full blast to take on your daily workout when suddenly, it starts to pour down! Now you find yourself within your home and stuck without a choice but to cancel your daily workout routine. Doesn’t that make you feel so hopeless?
Well, there is no reason for why you should! You don’t need to leave the comfort of your home in order to get your days worth of exercise. Here are some tips on a down packed indoor exercise regiment and also some diet tips too to help you stay fit this summer.
First, you have to start with a 10 to 15 minute warm-up for a better and healthier home workout routine!
Here let me show you how this works out and let us get you started.
Squats for lower body
Take a hold of a chair and locate it behind you. Standing in front of the chair with your feet spread at hip or shoulder length, bend your knees and slowly squat towards the chair. Let your butt barely touch the chair and slowly come back up. This should be done 10 to 15 times. Rest for about a minute and do it over. This exercise can be done without a chair and dumbbells can be added onto both hands to add intensity.
This should then be followed with leg raises, both sideways and front – two sets of 30 reps each.
Crunches for the upper abdomen
Lie on your back, lift one leg in mid air, sustain the back of your head with your hand and bring the head to the knee of the lifted leg. Change the leg and repeat.
Crunches for the mid abdomen
Lift both legs and cross them at right angles to the body while you lie flat on the mat. Extend both arms and touch your toes
Crunches for the lower abdomen
Lie flat on the mat looking up to the ceiling. Bend each leg, one at a time.
Push-ups for upper body
Start by standing in front of the wall or kitchen counter with feet together. Place your slightly inverted hands on top of the counter top. With your arms a little more than shoulder length apart bend the elbows and try and get your chest as close to the counter top as possible then power it back up. Do these for about 10 to 15 times, rest for a moment then repeat.
Upper BodyYou can do this on the floor over a mat on your toes, military style. Try to get your chest as close to the mat as possible. Do this about 10 to 15 times, rest then repeat.
Before exercising, do not forget to stretch out. Pick your space and a partner. I again reccomand that you try out Yoga. It will calm your mind and help burn those calories.
Now, to let us focus on the diet tips I had mentioned earlier.
When out and about the streets, you should be careful with street food. Eat frequent and small meals. Eat well-cooked food.
Make sure to wash vegetables clean of germs that you are going to use in the salad.
To bring your immunity level up, you should take in a lot of Vitamin C found in Amla and citrus.
Deep fried pakoras are yummy, but unhealthy. Try baked or shallow fried snacks in stead
Banana and potato are anti-depressants. Try them out to beat summer blues
Stop eating mango and focus on seasonal plums, litchis and cherries.
There you have it! This diet is something that can really help keep your body fit and healthy. Hope that as well as the exercises you try this diet out, too. Within a weeks worth, you will soon start to feel the difference of body health and fitness. You will walk around feeling great and ready to take on the rest of your day, come how it may!
It would also be wonderful if you could take your time to get a body massage to relieve those aches and pains that you feel once in a while.