Light exercise is always going to be good for you; your body was made to move, and being able to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping is key to feeling well in your body.
Sure, the gym might make you anxious, and no one actually has to get down to it three times a week, but exercise is still important. And when you know a few light exercise types that you can conduct from the comfort of your own home, you’re going to feel a lot better about your workout routine and just how well you keep up with it.
So, without further ado, here are some types of light exercise that you might want to get to grips with right now.
Yoga can do a lot for your body. It might seem like a gentle and sweet type of exercise on the surface, but it can really stretch and work those muscles out, and it’ll certainly help with your core health. And anyone can get down with Yoga; if you’ve got a bit of space in the living room, there’s plenty of tutorials online to get you started!
Walking is something we all have to do on a daily basis just to get from A to B, but it’s also incredibly beneficial exercise whenever you’ve got a spare 10 to 15 minutes to go around the block. After all, pumping our legs is what our ancestors have been doing for millenia, so why not pick up the slack?
And seeing as most people can walk, and it’s light enough to be considered a good daily sport that requires little recuperation or rest period, anyone of any age can get involved. So take your family out with you; you can invest in best walkers for seniors to help an older relative get out and about with you for a short amount of time.
Five Minute Circuits
Five minute routines, or five minute circuits, are all the rage these days. We’re pushed for time, and we want to get a bit of work in, so why not cut things down yet retain all the intensity of hitting the gym for an hour? You could do an entire workout circuit in just five minutes, if you fancy pushing yourself a bit and really getting that heart pumping!
You could do a circuit of sit ups, press ups, and pull ups, interchanging over the five minute course, to focus on your leg and arm muscles. Even skipping can be a very good (and still light!) exercise as a mini circuit of its own! Get a skipping rope out and skip on the spot for about two minutes, then take a minute break, then get back to it for the next two minutes.
Light exercise will always be good for you, but make sure you’re choosing types you’ll get the most out of. Your body will definitely thank you as your resistance and strength builds up!
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