Being stuck in our houses and not being able to go out for a walk or change our view can be a big problem for many of us, and after a while of lazing on the couch and watching television reruns, we begin to feel the need to move and do. let our blood circulate again.
But what to do in such a small space! Well, here are some ideas and suggestions that you can use as a starting point to develop your own exercise routine.
Have you heard him say “Use what you have, not what you don’t have. “What we have is two legs that are quite heavy, even if you are quite thin. One leg weighs about 15% of your body weight. Therefore, lifting those legs will require quite a bit of energy. So Let’s use them as follows.
Stand in an area of your home where you have at least one meter of space in front of you. (More if tall) Then, keeping your leg as straight as possible, quickly lift it forward as high as you can. Try to bring your heel to navel level by kicking it up. You can put your hand on a table or a door handle for balance. Alternate legs, so go left, right, left, right continuously until you get tired. After about 20 of these, you will notice that your breathing becomes heavier. That means your blood is starting to move! Hurrah!
Then turn around and, keeping your legs straight, lift each leg back in the same way, doing left, right, left, right, and so on until you get tired.
Catch your breath, then easily run in place for a bit until you feel ready for some more, and then repeat as much as you can.
So this dance. Nothing special, kind of like a two-step dance, as long as it makes you jump up and get your blood circulation going! Put on lively music with a good rhythm and start dancing! Try to come up with new dance steps, get a little ballistic and lift those legs and your arms go crazy – the more movement the better. This will also save you heating costs because it will get so hot that you will not need heating. It also helps with your digestion, eventually losing weight and removing all toxins from your body. A win-win situation.
Too fragile for all this crazy exercise? Well, make some space in your largest room, or in several rooms, and make a “track” that you can walk on, it could be a figure of eight or a random shape across your house or flat. Make sure you have a place where you can turn around easily enough to go back to the beginning. Then measure this “track” to find out how far a “turn” is. Now you can walk this track for as long as you can, changing direction from time to time to work all your muscles equally. Count the number of laps to see how far you’ve walked, then you can try to improve that the next time you walk. You can also put music on to make it a little more enjoyable. I managed to walk 2 km in my little house so try to get over that.
if you have Small children, post them throughout the house. They will love it and you will get fit! If you have rugs you can shove the little ones around in a cardboard box, they always enjoy it, and it really works every muscle in your body!
So there is no excuse now! You have all the gym equipment you need built right into your own body! Let’s do it!
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