As more and more gyms are reopening in the neighborhoods, while the idea is tempting considering you'll get access to all the equipment and dare we say, personal trainer, it is essential to consider whether it is really safe or not. The fact is COVID-19 is still very much here with no signs of going away soon.
With people sweating and touching different equipment, the gym, in turn, becomes a cesspool of germs, that's why it is imperative to consider your safety before going.
And if you are one of those who think that the gym is the only place where you can work out, then we are here to tell you that you couldn't be more wrong. With a bit of creativity and a whole lot of motivation, you can work out at home without any trouble.
We have compiled a list of 5 basic workouts to try out at home to keep yourself fit and active at home.
Ask any gym goer or even a fitness enthusiast and they'll tell you how critical it is to warm up before you start exercising. As the name suggests, warm means to get your body warmed up by increasing the blood circulation throughout the body and prevent strains and sprains and lessen the later muscle soreness.
Basic warm-up includes on the spot running, walking, leg and arm stretching to prepare your body for what's to come.
This one needs no introduction; it's one of the go to exercises whether you are just starting or have been taking care of yourself. No equipment, no fancy works, all you need is some comfortable shoes and some space to get started. It's one of the best cardiovascular exercises and tones up your body. And if you need some motivation, one of the many sports modes in ColorFit Pro 2 NoiseFit Evolve BT smartwatches tracks your progress in terms of calories burned, distance covered, and heart rate.
If you are heading out for a walk or a run, it's always a good idea to go when there is not much crowd and carry your mask. But the best way to go about is to do it indoors, given the circumstances.
One of the many gifts of India to the world, Yoga has numerous benefits. Considered as a unison between and mental and physical consciousness, Yoga reduces stress, boosts immunity, improves posture, and increases flexibility.
Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Tadasan, and Vakrasana improve the functions of the spinal cord, the nervous system, digestive system. While meditative asanas like Vajrasana, child's pose, Shavasana, etc, improve our mental well-being.
ColorFit Nav, ColorFit PRO 2 and NoiseFit Evolve are the perfect choices to keep tabs on your progress while doing Yoga. Plus, the Breathe feature takes you through a guided breathing session.
There was a reason why the grownups insisted on cycling as one of the childhood activities during summer break. It's one of the most effective and fun exercises out there. It poses many health benefits.
It builds glute muscles, thigh quadriceps, and calve muscles.
Not only that, it helps in everyday activities as it helps build balance, posture and endurance while working on your core.
Any kind of physical activity can constitute a workout, from dancing sessions to free training.
If you happen to own a pair of dumbbells or resistance bands, you can always do exercises like squats, lunges, chest press, shoulder press to build your muscle and durability.
And if you don't own any equipment, you can always do odd jobs at home for its substitute.