6 exercises you could do now
How often do you exercise? For a lot of us, the answer is "not enough."
But exercise is a big part of staying full of energy.
There's only 1 problem. It can be pretty intimidating. Where do you start? Which exercises should you do? It's hard to know for sure.
That's why I put together a list of exercises for beginners. Each one is simple & something you can do at home. The best part? They only take a couple of minutes. Let's dive in.
Lower Body Exercises
Lower body exercises are perfect for building strength in your legs, feet and lower back. Here are a few examples:
Squats: Start standing with your feet about hip-width apart. Bend your knees till your thighs are parallel with the ground. Then, stand back up. Make sure your knees don't go past your toes.
Walking Lunge: Find a long room in your house. A hallway would work well. Take a big step forward and lower until your knees are at a 90° angle. Then, bring your back leg through into another lunge.
Back Extensions: Lie down on your stomach. Then, lift your chest & shoulders off the floor. Hold for about 3-5 seconds, then slowly lie back down.
Upper Body Exercises
This next set of exercises works on your biceps, triceps and chest. Here are some that you can try at home without any equipment:
Push-up: A classic. Lie down on your stomach flat on the ground. Point your toes, then push yourself up using your arms. Once you've held for a couple of seconds, lower yourself to the ground.
Arm Raises: Start by standing up & placing your feet about hip-width apart. Raise your arms slowly in front of you. Make sure to keep them straight! Hold for a couple of seconds, then slowly drop them.
Bicep Holds: This is a creative one. Find a table, and place your palms underneath facing up. Then, pull up against the table without lifting it. Hold it for about 5 seconds, then release.
Consistency Is Key
These are all great exercises to try. But the key is consistency. Doing 1 exercise from this list every day is better than doing them all only once.
Once you've tried a few, tell me some of your favorite exercises in the comments. We'd love to hear from you.