We know that daily exercise is beneficial for improving health. But with so many options and unlimited information available, it's easy to get swept up in what works. But there is no need to worry. We have your back (and your body)!
Check out the 10 exercises you can do to get the ultimate in fitness. Combine them into a routine for a simple yet powerful workout that is sure to keep you in shape for the rest of your life.
After 30 days - although you can also do it twice a week - you will notice an improvement in your muscle strength, endurance and balance.
Plus, notice a difference in how well your clothes fit - win!
One surefire way to effectively attack your fitness regime? Keep the fuss to a minimum and stick to the basics.
Squats increase lower-body strength and core strength, as well as flexibility in the lower back and hips. Since they engage some of the largest muscles in the body, they also pack a significant amount of calories burned.
Start standing straight with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms at your sides.
Bring your waist back, keeping your chest and chin up, push your hips back and bend your knees as if you were sitting on a chair.
Make sure your knees don't bend inward or outward, lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor, and bring your arms in front of you in a comfortable position. Pause for one second, then extend your legs and return to the starting position.
Complete 3 sets of 20 reps.
An exercise we love to hate, burpees are a super effective full-body movement that delivers a bang for your buck for cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength.
Start standing straight with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms down at your sides.
With your hands in front of you, begin to squat. When your hands reach the floor, bring your legs straight back into a push-up position.
Jump your feet into the palms of your hands by hanging at the waist. Keep your feet as close to your hands as possible, and away from your hands if necessary.
Stand straight, raise your arms above your head and jump up.
This is one representative. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps as a beginner.
3. Push Ups
Drop by and give me 20! Pushups are one of the most basic and effective body weight movements you can do because of the number of muscles that are recruited to perform it.
Start in the plank position. Your core should be taut, your shoulders should be pulled down and back, and your neck should be neutral.
Bend your elbows and start lowering your body to the floor. When your chest scratches it, extend your elbows and return to the start. Focus on keeping your elbows close to your body during the movement.
Complete 3 sets of as many repetitions as possible.
If you can't do a normal pushup well, get down to a modified position on your knees - you'll continue to reap many benefits from this exercise as you build strength.
Challenging your balance is an essential part of a comprehensive exercise routine. Lunges do just that, enhancing functional movement, while also increasing strength in your legs and butt muscles.
Start standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms down at your sides.
Take a step forward with your right leg and bend your right knee as you do this, stopping when your thigh is parallel to the floor. Make sure that your right knee does not extend beyond your right foot.
Push your right foot back and return to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg. This is one representative.
Complete 10 reps of 3 sets.
5. Jumping Jacks
This exercise targets the whole body. Jumping jacks are the best cardio exercises. There are various benefits to including it in your daily exercise program. It makes your heart stronger, builds stronger muscles, aids in weight loss, builds stronger bones and instantly improves your mood and helps relieve stress. It makes you stronger and more flexible by improving stability and endurance.
Stand straight with your feet together and hands at your sides.
Jump with your arms above your head and your feet apart.
Immediately reverse the movement and return to the original position.
Start doing it faster.