Health is something that everyone is quite conscious of and careful about. But most of us do not take it seriously and end up with tons of health issues. It’s surprising to know that most of the people today are switching to healthy diets and stuff, but that doesn’t seem enough. Thanks to all the chemical-laden fruits and vegetables we get today, even a healthy diet cannot be called healthy. Then what else could we possibly do?
Research has proven that there’s nothing better to get rid of all those harmful toxins out of your body than a good WORKOUT. After a workout, the sweat released would contain all the toxins built up in your body and would contribute to a much healthier you. You don’t necessarily have to hit the gym for a workout, even doing some exercise at home could do the trick. Yoga, for example, could prove very beneficial if done regularly. However, considering our working patterns in the office today, it’s mostly our hands that are doing all the work. So that’s for sure, sitting all day in front of a computer screen or a mobile screen, our lower body isn’t getting what it needs.
It’s time we care about our lower body too and give it some good workout, thus keep ourselves miles away from diseases. I completely understand that not everyone likes to spend a lot of time in workouts, so here are some very simple to do and boring-free lower body workouts: –
Walking is one of my favourite things to do in my leisure time. It doesn’t need a lot of energy, nor does it make you tired. Though a daily walk of 2-3 km a day is good enough but stretching it to an excellent 4 km a day would be better. Walking daily for a long distance can stimulate uniform blood circulation and can help you get rid of most of the heart-related issues. Walking enables you to get some fresh air that instantly refreshes you. While you are walking due to good blood circulation happening in the body, your mind thinks and functions more than you thought it did.
So, if you cannot find a place for walking, here’s another favourite workout I sometimes do when the weather isn’t clear outside, or you feel like being at home SQUATS, easy and effective. This is how you do it: Stretch both your hands straight parallel to the ground. Then spread your legs a bit. Slowly push your hips out by bending your knees in a sitting posture (Imagine there’s a chair in front of you, so you need to sit on it but slowly); after that, stand upright again. Do this for a good 20 minutes daily.
This exercise is not only a great lower body workout but helps build-up stamina as well. I learned this exercise recently, but I realized my strength had improved so much because of this exercise. This may seem complicated to do it in one go, trust me; it’s simple to do if you try this exercise in the following steps:
a) Lift your right leg, and get it as high as possible by bending your leg at the knees, do the same posture with your left leg.
b) Keep doing both these postures in rotation for about 10-15 times.
c) Now you must combine the above exercise with jumping.
d) In conjunction with jumping, lift your legs one at a time to the same height as was done without jumping.
There are many workouts you can try out some of them are complicated too. But the ones mentioned above are my favourite, very simple to do and I have tried them myself and have worked wonders. These exercises don’t need much of your time, but this investment can reap you huge benefits in the future. Happy Exercising!