Starting a new workout regimen can be intimidating
for beginners. Sometimes the biggest hurdle is finding the right fitness plan
for you and the time and place to execute it. Fortunately, there are so many
simple body weight exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home that
will produce visible results in as little as ten minutes a day. Let’s get
Consistency is key in fitness. Starting with
even 10 minutes a day will help to build endurance and strength. Pick a time
that works for you and put it in your calendar so that you are held accountable
to use the allotted time for your health.
Make sure to grab a water bottle and stay
extra hydrated when adding exercise to your daily regimen, and consider putting
together a workout playlist (or checking out pre-made ones on Spotify or Apple
music) to keep your energy high.
Straining muscles and burnout are real
concerns for beginners in fitness. One way to decrease the likelihood of muscle
soreness or injury is to begin your workout with light stretching and
deep breathing. Dynamic stretching is
also a fun way to begin your exercise session. Some familiar warmup exercises
to consider are jumping jacks, jogging in place, high-knees and butt-kickers.
Remember that it is important to stretch before and after you exercise.
Push-ups are challenging for people who are lacking
core (abdominal/lower back) strength, but the great thing about a simple
exercise like a push-up is that it can be modified in many ways depending on
your level of fitness. If you have never worked out before, consider push-ups
against a wall, or leaning over a high (and stable) table. If you have decent
core strength, start with push-ups on your knees, and work until you build the
strength to perform traditional plank push-ups.
Another great exercise for your arms is a triceps dip. This movement will help
tone and strengthen the back of your arms. All you will need is a sturdy chair
and determination, because these can be tough if you do enough of them.
Biceps are the beach muscles. A traditional bicep curl with
weight is the quickest way to see results, but if you don’t have weights on
hand, here are some awesome alternatives for you.
Having a strong core can drastically improve
how you feel overall because so many things that we do daily revolve around
core strength and flexibility. Most people think of abdominal muscles as their
core, but it is so much more than that. Check out these great beginner
Squats, lunges and calf-raises are a
great way to start for beginners. As you progress, however, you can take on
modifications like jump squats and lunges, which also serve an important cardiovascular
Cycling through these exercises in circuit
form is a good way to prevent boredom in workouts. Try to start with 10
pushups, a 30-second break, triceps dips, a 30-second break, one core exercise,
a 30-second break, followed by one lower body movement. At the end of the
full-body circuit, take a one-minute break, and then start again until you have
completed all of your upper-body, core, and lower-body work.
If you prefer to workout outside, walking is
another great way to burn calories and stay active. Did you know that you can
burn almost as many calories on a brisk one mile walk as you can on a one-mile
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