Easy At-Home Workouts
March 26, 2020
No Gym? No problem. Here are some easy at-home workouts for you to keep up with your health and fitness goals without leaving the comfort of your home.
This series of deep stretching and posture switches creates a flow of movement that helps to warm and align the body while clearing the mind. Speeding up the pose changes while focusing on your breathing results in an easy cardio-like workout. Here are the poses to a simple sun salutation:
Lay on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and arms out to the side. Slowly lift your feet off the floor with your knees at a 90 degree bend. Exhale and raise your hips off the mat, rolling your spine to bring your knees towards your head (without breaking that 90 degree angle). Use your arms and hands for balance. After you “crunch”, reverse the motion to bring your feet to the floor and repeat.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and hands behind your head. The goal is to bring your knee to the opposing elbow, rotating from side to side for at least one minute.
Lower Body Exercises
Start by standing with your legs together, shoulder width apart. Extend one of your legs into a lunge, focusing on dropping your hips toward the floor instead of forward. Lower your body until your thigh is parallel with the floor and hold for a brief second. Reverse to standing position and repeat with the other leg.
Standing with feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your knees above your feet, squat to a 90 degree knee angle. Keep your torso/back as neutral as possible.