A healthy body breeds a healthy mind and vice versa.
Nothing is more important than your body and health. When you start giving just 10 min/day to your body, your body reciprocates in form of good health and positive vibes. Exercising not only make you physically fit but also enriches your soul. Make it a habit to include the workout in your daily routine. Don’t procrastinate saying you don’t have time. Just start with jogging at a place, few stretches, neck circles, arm circles, hip circles. (Will keep posting details about these in coming posts) This will also give a mild warm up to your body and you feel energetic. Do it in morning and before going to bed.
Lie flat on the floor facing up with your legs straight. Extend your arms over your head. Lift your right hand along with torso, and touch the left leg. Back on the floor. Repeat with the left hand and right leg. this counts one rep. Make sure your movements are slow and controlled. Never drop your hands or legs freely when coming down.
Start with 2 sets of 10 reps. Gradually, you can increase the number of reps and/or set as per needed.
This exercise works on abs and oblique muscles. This will help you cut that belly fat and also helps in toning your waist. It also improves digestion system.
When can you do ?? Best time for any workout is in the morning. You can also do in evening after at least 4 hours of a heavy meal. Never perform any workout on a full stomach.
Body part of the day –
Ankles & Arms
The ankle is the region where the foot and the leg meet. It plays a very important role in locomotion. And arms are the considered to be the most vital limb. These two are the most important parts of your body. If you have a painful ankle, you can’t walk. Same is with a painful arm, you can’t do any work. These are small and neglected parts. Practice these simple moves, and it only takes a couple of minutes only.
Arm circles – Stand with feet slightly apart. Start making a circle by lifting your right hand forward. Your hand should touch your ear when vertically up and your side when vertically down. Repeat 10 times. Now change the direction. Make that circle from back to front. Repeat 10 times. Do the same with the left hand. Make sure movement it slow and controlled.
Ankle rolls – Place both hands on your hips to help you maintain balance. Stand with your legs slightly apart. Shift your weight to the left leg and hold the right leg out in front of you pointing toes towards the ground. (You can also take the support of a chair or a wall, but try not to) Start making small clockwise circles with your toes keeping the heel stationary. Repeat 10 times. Now make counterclockwise circles. Repeat with left leg. Try to make larger circles to get the full range of motion and make those muscles relax.
Tip of the day
Just start rolling those limbs. You don’t feel like doing?? Set your clock and do it for only 3 minutes. Trust me, once you start you will love it.
These are just single workouts. Warm up and cool down are not included in this. Know that your body has limits and you should respect it. Do only as much as your body allows you. Little pain is absolutely normal as the muscles stretch, but if you feel more pain then you are doing something wrong. Stop doing it and consult a doctor if necessary. I am not a personal trainer, this is meant to be the inspiration for you as a way to break workout boredom.