Your At-home Cardio, Workout Exercise

May 26, 2020

MAINTAINING a healthy lifestyle would always involve a balanced diet and exercise, avoiding smoking, alcoholic and sugary drinks.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends a daily exercise of 15 to 20 minutes.

Here are cardio and workout exercises you can do. You may start for a short of 30 seconds and try to increase the period as you go on.

* Mountain Climbers. Lie down on the floor in a prone position and get into a plank position while extending your arms directly below your shoulders.

Keeping your core very taut and tight, use your strength to bring your left knee towards your chest. Hold your position for at least 30 seconds. Repeat the movement with your right leg while simultaneously moving your left one back to its original position.

* Burpees. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms by your sides. Then, bend your knees and reach forward to place your hands on the floor. Kick your legs straight out behind you and immediately lower your entire body down to the ground, bending at the elbows. Use your arms to quickly push your body back up and hop your legs back under your body. Lastly, jump straight up into the air, reaching your arms overhead. End with your knees slightly bent, and go directly into the next rep.

* Plank. Start on the floor on your hands and knees. Place your hands directly under your shoulders. Step your feet back, one at a time. For more stability, bring your feet wider than hip-distance apart, and bring them closer for more of a challenge. Maintain a straight line from heels through the top of your head, looking down at the floor, with gaze slightly in front of your face. Then, tighten your abs, quads, glutes, and hold for about 30 seconds.

Do not forget to stay hydrated to help yourself cool down. Keeping yourself hydrated can also help cleanse the body of waste in the form of urine and sweat.