Pandemic-Friendly Workouts To Try At Home

It is essential to stay physically active during this Pandemic especially during lockdown (MCO) or self-quarantine. As many of our daily routines remain restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to find the motivation to exercise. Don’t give yourself excuses that the gym is closed or I can exercise after this Pandemic is over. We won’t know how long this Pandemic might play out. Here are some of the contributed suggestions for Pandemic-friendly workouts to try at Home.

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#1 Plank Exercise Core

Plank is one of the best calorie burning and beneficial exercises. A plank hold engages multiple muscles at once, thereby benefiting the core strength of your body. Not just burning the fat around your abdomen area, they also work by giving you an improved posture, flexibility as well as a tighter tummy.

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#3 Dead Bug exercise

The dead bug exercise is a safe and effective way to strengthen and stabilize your core, spine, and back muscles. This improves your posture and helps relieve and prevent low back pain. You'll also improve balance and coordination.

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#4 Raised Arms Pose (Urdhva Hastansana)

Inhale and bring your arms up and over your head. Raised arms pose is your basic morning stretch, but focus on keeping the good alignment you established in mountain pose. 

Stay grounded in the heels and keep your shoulders moving away from your ears at the same time that you reach up through your fingertips. Your gaze can come up to the hands, which can be shoulder's width apart or palms touching. 

Photo & source credit @Verywell / Ben Goldstein

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#5 Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Exhale and fold over your legs into a forward bend. If the hamstrings feel a little tight at first, bend the knees so that you can release your spine. Let the head hang heavy. Keep the legs gently bent with feet hip-width apart for better stability (you can straighten the legs, but it is not necessary). You can clasp opposite elbows with opposite hands while swaying gently side to side.

Photo & source credit @Verywell / Ben Goldstein

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#6 Lunge

Step your left leg to the back of your mat and bend your right knee for a deep lunge. Try to bring your bent knee directly over your ankle so your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Feel free to place hands on blocks to bring the floor to you.

Keep the left leg straight and strong with your heel reaching back. If this is too intense, you can drop your left knee to the mat instead. Stay five breaths before returning the left foot to the front of your mat next to the right one. Then repeat the lunge with the left foot forward and the right leg back.

Photo & source credit @Verywell / Ben Goldstein

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