Simple exercises to do at home

With a home to run, kids to feed, jobs to go to and a family to care for, it can be hard to fit any form of exercise into your day. But it is possible to stay fit and active without having to sign up to a bootcamp or an expensive gym, in fact, here are six exercises you can do without having to leave the house.

 

Step ups

Simply stand at the bottom of the stairs, two feet together. Put your right foot then your left foot on the first step then step back down again - right foot, left foot. Start off with three sets of ten  getting quicker with each set.

 

Jog on the spot

Stand in one spot in your house and simply jog on the spot. You can even do this while watching the TV. Start off by running on the spot for 30 seconds, increasing it by a minute each time as you get better.  

 

Lunges

Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Step forward with your right foot until your knee and thigh is at a right angle to the ground. Repeat five times before switching to your other leg. 

 

Push ups

Lie down on the ground and slowly push yourself up using your hands, keeping your back and legs straight. Hold for three seconds before slowly lowering yourself to the ground. Do this ten times. To make it a little easier you can do them on your knees.

 

Leg lift

Stand with your two feet slightly apart. Slowly raise your left leg until your knee is at a right angle. Hold for 5-10 seconds before slowly returning it to the ground. Repeat ten times before doing the same with your left leg.

 

Dancing

If the above simple exercises don’t motivate you to get moving, pop on some music and dance around the house. Get your whole body moving and make sure you break out into a sweat – a great way to release stress and have some fun with your kids.

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