Sitting on your couch and bingeing on Netflix sure sounds fun but recent studies suggest that, sitting idle can be linked to increased risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and can lead to health issues. Getting outside for jogs and hikes is out of the question right now but staying active is also rather necessary. So here are some of the exercises that you can try at home:
A plank is a simple, effective bodyweight exercise that requires no equipment and can be performed just about anywhere. You can perform a plank by holding your body (light as a feather) stiff as a board. It develops strength primarily in your core — the muscles that connect your upper body and lower body — as well as your shoulders, arms, and glutes. You can later progress to side planks. Start with 15 seconds and progress to a minute or even longer.
A squat is a strength exercise in which the Individual lowers his or her hips from a standing position and then stands back up. During the descent of a squat, the hip and knee joints flex while the ankle joint dorsiflexion; conversely the hip and knee joints extend and the ankle joint plantarflexes when standing up.