HEALTH & WELLNESS
At-Home Workouts You Can Do Without Equipment
Establishing or re-establishing healthy habits can be tough–especially in the intense summer heat–and we want to support you. Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, trying to improve your mental health, or just trying to incorporate more movement into your life, these easy at-home workouts can be done by anyone with no equipment necessary!
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Whether you just turn on your favorite artist and freestyle or take advantage of the many Zumba classes posted on YouTube, dancing is a great way to be active while having fun. Checkout channels such as Zumba Class and Kyra Pro to find prerecorded classes that provide you with a great teacher without the pressure of being in a studio full of people.
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Strengthen your six pack with some classic exercises such as sit-ups, crunches, planks, mountain climbers, and more! Work your way up to big milestones by starting out small and progressively adding more to your sessions. Start slow, maybe 10 of each activity and repeat the sets three times, but as you become stronger begin to increase the number of times you perform each exercise and build strength as well as endurance!
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Yoga is a great practice for exercising both the body and the mind. If you do not have a mat feel free to grab a towel or a blanket or just to practice on whatever surface floor you have in your home. For those of you who may have taken a class or two before, don’t be scared to guide yourself through whatever practice feels right. Take whatever poses are your favorites or are necessary for your body in that moment. If you are a new yogi, checkout some classes on YouTube. Our favorite? Yoga With Adrienne! Adrienne runs a popular YouTube channel, where you can find classes of all levels and lengths of time.
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Get your heart rate up and increase your health with some good old-fashioned cardio. If you have the option, go for a walk or a run around your neighborhood. This way you’ll get some fresh air while you work. Other options for cardio include jumping jacks, jogging in place, and burpees. Additionally, if your house or building has a staircase, take advantage of this and take yourself up and down those a few extra times to get your blood flowing.
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Squats, lunges, wall sits, leg lifts, and calf raises are all great methods to toning and strengthening your legs and glutes. Make sure what you do to one side you to the other, and practice taking short rests in between rounds. If you need help navigating exercises, budgeting time, and establishing a routine consider checking out workout plans people have posted on social media. Checkout @rebekahk_fit on Instagram and other similar accounts to find inspiration, tutorials, and to find a community of people with the same goals and ambitions as you! Facebook groups can be a great source of community and accountability as well.