Activities to do at home

Due to gyms still not being open you may find it difficult to exercise, whether you are lacking motivation or struggling to find something that works for you. There are many different ways of exercising that can be fun, exercise is very important for your health. At home workouts are also cheaper than going to the gym, you can utilise your surroundings and do workout with your friends via facetime or zoom calls to help keep you motivated.

Hula Hooping:

Hula Hooping is a great form of exercise that not a lot of people think about, it is an effective and fun workout. It is a low impact exercise, which is great for people who have problem with their joints and can help to develop a strong core therefore improving your stability and spinal strength. Ensure you buy an adult hoop instead of a children’s one, they can range from £8-£20 but you can use it anytime whilst you’re at home. Larger and weighted hoops are easier to keep the momentum whilst spinning and the weight will make it more of an effective workout, make sure that the hoop reaches your belly button when you stand it on the floor so that you have a big enough turning circle.

Stair Exercises:

Utilising the tools you have at home is great and your stairs can be one of them. Adding stairs to your fitness routine can be a great and efficient way to improve cardiovascular fitness, heart and lung health, including balance and power. Some exercises can be: the mountain climber which is where you place your hands on the second step and bring your left knee to your left shoulder and then alternate legs, stair lunges which involves climbing two steps each lunge to the top of the stairs, run up the stairs as fast as you can then walk back down, or you can just miss a step and take a wider stance to the top.

Exercises at home:

Some exercises to try at home can be: table top press ups where incline press ups can be done on a bed, table, chair or even a wall, chair tricep dips in which you sit on the edge of a chair holding onto the front of it with your hands (use straight legs for a harder workout or bent knees for an easier workout) and lower your elbows to a 90 degree angle before pushing up, milk bottle Russian twists (you can use any bottle with liquid in that you want) this is where you sit on the floor, lean back a little holding your bottle and twist from side to side, you can make it harder by lifting your feet off of the floor.