Simple Ways to Stay Fit At Home with No-Equipment Exercises

simple ways to stay fit at home with no-equipment exercises

If you are irregular about going to the gym but determined to stay fit, you can choose to exercise at home. Many exercises are simple enough to do for weight loss, without requiring any equipment. If you are up to the challenge, here are exercises which you can incorporate into your daily routine, and become successful in losing that flab which you always wanted to.

Bodyweight Squat

girl doing bodyweight squat at home

Stand straight with your feet set slightly apart. Hold your arms straight in front at shoulder level, parallel to the floor. Keep your torso as straight as you can with your lower back slightly arched. Lower your body as far as you can by bending your knees and pushing your hips back. Pause, then push back to starting position. For starters, aim for 12 repetitions and as you proceed, you can go up to doing 20.

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Incline Push-Up

young man doing 
incline push-up at home

For this exercise, you can require an inclined surface, such as a box, bench, or a stair step instead of the floor. Assume a push-up position and align your body in a straight line from your ankles to your head. With a rigid body, lower it until your upper arms dip below the elbows, pause, and then assume starting position again. Remember, that the higher the surface you will choose to place your hands on, the easier the exercise will become. Therefore, you can choose your comfort level as you become accustomed to it and raise the level of difficulty with time. Aim for 12 to 15 repetitions in one round.

Hip raise

woman doing hip raise exercise

For this exercise, you need to lie on the floor, on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. With palms, facing up, spread your arms to your sides. While breathing normally, make your tummy as skinny as possible to give yourself a tight core. In that position, raise your hips so your body forms a straight line, pause for five seconds and then repeat. Aim for 10 repetitions in the start.

Side Plank

Girl doing side plank exercise

With your knees straight, lie on your right side. Prop your upper body on the right forearm and below, placing your left hand on your left hip. Now, tighten your core by making your tummy as skinny as possible, and raise your hips so that your body forms a straight line, from the ankles to shoulders. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Now repeat it on the left side in the same way.

By following these simple, equipment-less exercises daily, you will be able to remain fit, all without going to the gym. While you are performing these exercises, remember to be regular and not skip days between exercises. You may however, take one day off. It will not take you long. However, you must ensure a healthy diet while aiming to exercise for weight loss. Keep an eye out on your calorie and sugar intake. Remember that exercise works best when you combine it with a healthy diet!