Don’t have the time to work out every single day for a committed period of time? But still want to stay fit? Well, don’t worry; you can do both these things now. Our hectic work schedules may not allow us to spare the same amount of time in the gym, in which case, we need to develop some quick exercises to boost our energy to make us feel rejuvenated.
You can do this anytime of the day, but morning time is preferable since that is when you most require your energy. You can do a combination of these techniques, each for a little amount of time.
Have a look at a few of these:
1. Jumping Jacks.
Keep your feet together and arms by your sides. Jump so as to move your feet to the side and raise your arms until your fingertips touch above your head. Jump your feet back together and bring your arms back to your sides. Maintain good abdominal tension and stay on the balls of your feet in order to protect your back and legs. This full body exercise will help you scorch some calories and pump fresh, oxygenated blood to your muscles.
2. Resistance-band (front and side).
Stand on the resistance band while holding its ends in both hands. Keep your feet hip distance apart. Stand tall and keep your shoulders back, make sure that you do not fold your arms during the entire exercise. Stretch out your left hand to the left side up till shoulder length; follow the same with your right arm. Return to a neutral position (stretching out both arms in front of you) and repeat the same procedure. This exercise will help you tone your arms and shoulders.
Jump into a lunge while keeping the knee in line with the ankle. You can either touch your back knee on the floor or let it hover. Maintain a 90-degree angle between both the legs. Now, jump to both your feet and into a squat. Repeat the same (lunge) with the other leg and then again a squat. This exercise will not be easy to master, but you will slowly get a hang of it. This is a go-to-exercise when you want to sculpt and build your lower body.
Keep your feet hip-distance apart and hold the dumbbell behind your head. Maintain a 90-degree bend in your elbow. Squeeze your triceps and raise your arms till they are fully stretched out. Now bring your arms back near the back of your neck while holding the dumbbell firmly. Repeat this process and count the number of times you can do it in about 50 seconds. This will help you get rid of the loose areas under your arms and build up your strength to lift everyday objects.
Position yourself in a pushup position (arms stretched out, not sleeping on the floor). Now jump and get back up. Repeat the plank and get back up again. Make sure you keep your feet, hip-distance apart and align your arms, shoulders and hips when you stand up. This will increase your heart rate to a healthy level and also help you burn some calories.