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While the lockdown is extremely essential to flatten the curve of COVID-19, it is also important for us to stay physically active. Although the lockdown has forced us to stay at home, not go outside for work, dine-in, movies, or outdoor exercises, these home-based exercises are still able to help us stick to our fitness routine.

Luckily enough, there are plenty of exercises that can be done from the safety of your home, and some of them you don’t even need gym equipment. However, you should choose the right exercise to suit your lifestyle and needs, at the same time, incorporating a balanced diet into your regime.

  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

HIIT is the commonest exercise that is popularly done by everyone. It consists of different workouts that you can easily do at home, with no gym equipment or weights. You can simply follow an instructional video on YouTube, or tune in to any fitness instructor who is conducting online classes. You can easily burn calories, stay fit, and safe.

  • Yoga

Yoga is one of the home-friendly workouts that does not only calm your mind, but also strengthens your body. Yoga basically fits right to everyone at any age. If you are a beginner and have no clue about the Yoga exercises, you can try out Tadasana (Mountain pose), Vrikshasana (Tree pose), Salabhasana (Locust pose), and Dhanurasana (Bow pose).

  • Skipping

Even if you don’t have access to the gym, skipping is a fantastic way to get fit. A jumping rope is versatile and it can be done anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Skipping helps improve your coordination and strength. It is a full-body workout that uses your abdominals to stabilize the body, legs for jumping, shoulders, and arms for turning the rope. Skipping and running are both cardiovascular exercises, they get your heart rate up and boost stamina.

  • Resistance Exercise

Other than cardiovascular workouts, resistance training or strength training does not only help you to build strength and work more than one muscle, but also tone and sculpt your body shape. It can be performed in many forms, with or without gym equipment. Sit-ups, squats, push-ups, leg raises, and planks are all examples of resistance training. You can also use weights and resistance bands.

  • Virtual Workouts

Fitness applications can be useful too. There are many apps that can help with your exercise routine and keep up with fitness goals. Many apps are offering free at-home workout videos, live classes, and training programs, as well as tips from trainers and experts. If you have a treadmill or smart trainer at home, you can also opt for virtual races.

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