Exercise at home is an important part of your health. However, most people do not exercise because they believe that working out takes equipment or a lot of time. This belief is false, as you do not need any fancy equipment or a lot of time. Here are 7 simple exercises that you can do at home.
1. Push Ups on an Incline
This will strengthen your shoulders and your chest. To do this exercise, place your palms on the edge of any table, with your elbows straight. Bend your elbows until they reach a 90-degree angle or your chest touches the edge of the table, and lift back up. Do 20 reps and three sets.
2. 1 Leg Squats
This is done like a normal squat, but only on one leg. This should be done ten times on each leg, and for three sets.
3. Bicycle Crunches
Bicycle crunches involve you lifting your elbow to the opposite knee during a crunch. This strengthens your stomach muscles. It is recommended that you do three sets of 20 reps.
4. Reverse Elbow Bend
This strengthens the triceps. You will need a chair without wheels. Sit on the chair and move forward, holding the sides of the chair. You want to be just holding onto your chair with your hands and have your butt off of the chair. Once you are only being supported by your chair, bend your elbows and move your body down until your elbows are at 90 degrees. Hold this position for around 1 second, and slowly return to starting position. Do 10 reps and three sets.
5. Isometric Practice
This will strengthen your biceps. To do this exercise, you only need a table. Sit at your table and place your hands under the table top. Keep your elbows against your body, and try to lift the table using only your biceps. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds and repeat five times, and do three reps.
6. Sitting Knee Bends
All you need for this exercise is a chair. You need to sit on the edge of the chair and lay back at a 45-degree angle. Lift your legs and then straighten them so your legs are parallel with the floor. Repeat this 20 times, and do 3 sets.
7. Donkey Kicks
You will need a chair. Start by standing behind the chair with your legs bent. Then lift your leg in a slow kick until it is parallel with the floor. Do 20 kicks on each leg in 3 sets.
Exercise does not need to be a chore. You can exercise at home, and you can do the above exercises whenever you have a few minutes. Improving your health does not need you to make huge lifestyle changes all at once.