Home workout during a lockdown: What you can do!
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Health and fitness have made a new definition amidst lockdown. From gyms and wellness centers, the fight against coronavirus has trained million of us to look inwards and take fitness as an at-home advent.
Juggling between Zoom meetings, webinars, household chores, and social media activities – the lockdown has kept us navigating through the home workout exercises for personal fitness. And it isn’t just about physical fitness but also about finding sanity in troubled times, emotional wellbeing and mental wellness too.
On a personal level, I have experienced that walking to the gym and maintaining a schedule was good, but the fitness industry has grown to make fitness a marvelous journey with the help of best home workout apps and training sessions. Gym trainers, fitness enthusiasts, and yoga trainers have all come together to make fitness a wholesome experience in a tech-oriented environment.
While my quarantine workout revolves around my kids and me experimenting with unique forms of workout, here are some ideas on you can make fitness a part of your lifestyle during this lockdown.
Pump up at a cardio session
A cardio session involves Fastrack movements that keep your heart racing and boost stamina. As we cannot hop on a treadmill or cross-trainers during the lockdown, it’s time to shift to alternative cardio workouts at home. I have been joining online trainers for dance fitness classes like Zumba, Aerobics, etc to make for a fun and high-energy cardio session.
It doesn’t just leave me panting for breath but also teaches me the finer art of dancing on new trendy tracks. After 30 minutes of dance and sweat, I am always left with freshness and a sense of achievement.
If you aren’t someone to follow the age-old fitness tricks, Tabata is one of the trendiest workout routines to melt away your fat. It is a proven weight loss workout technique that involves high-intensity interval training with bouts of cardio and fat burning exercises.
A Tabata Workout mostly designed around 4-8 minutes of schedule, but these are the longest minutes to experience in a day. 20 seconds of hardcore exercise and 10 seconds of breathing–the Tabata Workout is a promise to lose weight even with a sedentary lifestyle.
Strength and Conditioning
For all-round fitness, it is important to pair your cardio session with strength and conditioning. If you want to go for an alternate day, schedule it works the best, but it bound a little strength and conditioning daily to strengthen you each day.
Plank, push-ups, lunges, chest workout and abs workout form part of strength and conditioning with twists to make it work on different muscles and core. Follow a session from a celebrity fitness trainer on a fitness app or just take routine through popular fitness enthusiasts to build up muscles and core.
Yoga and Meditation
Yoga, the art of aligning the body, mind, and soul is the ultimate form of fitness and wellness exercise. Vivid asanas are designed to boost physical fitness, mental wellness, and emotional balance with utmost precision.
From breathing techniques like pranayama, Dhyana practices of Meditation to intense asanas that strengthen the core and build up muscles – even 40 minutes of yoga daily can help you combat stress, attain fitness, restore sleep and stay healthy from within.
From Tabata to Yoga and dance fitness–I have been hopping from one workout to another to keep my excitement and fitness levels high during the lockdown. If you haven’t already, it’s time to experiment with workout and make fitness a part of your life–even during lockdown! Which home workout are you going to try?
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