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Keep busy with some effective exercising

What exercises to do?  

For us at Better, health and well being is our top priority. We love to stay busy and keep on reading and moving. Even if you’re at home, we want to help you to keep fit and happy by sharing a few exercises. You can do on a daily basis and what's even better, you can do them without having to purchase any equipment! The exercises below work on both the lower body and the upper body.

The set

10 Crunches
10 Mountain climbers
10 Triceps dips
20 Second Wall squat
10 Tuck jumps (think of your neighbours if you're in an apartment)
20 Second bridge.

Once you have done all the exercises, rest for two minutes and repeat the set.

If it feels too easy after a couple of days, you can do 4 sets.

Alternatively, you can double the amount of the repetition of the single exercise that feels too easy.

Crunches

How?

Sit down on the floor with your knees in a 90 degrees angle.
Cross your arms in front of your chest.
Bring your back to the floor but hold it just before your shoulders touch the floor.
Bring your head back up till you approach your knees and there is your first rep.

 

Why?

Crunches improve the posture, and improves the flexibility and mobility of the muscles.
It tones the core muscles of the body and helps strengthening the core muscles

 

Mountain climbers

How?

Start in a plank position and keep your body in straight line.
Then, bring your left knee to your right chest.
Put your left foot back in place and do the same with right foot.
Now you've got the first rep.
If it feel boring, try to speed up each time

Why?

The mountain climbers strengthens the legs, arms and core.
This exercise is one of the most efficient exercises to burn fat.

 

Tricep dips

How?

Find a chair that is not too high.
Lean on the chair with both hands that you're holding behind your back.
Have your heels on the floor and start bending the knee.
Lower slowly deep as you feel comfortable, then press back up powerfully & you've got the first rep.

Why?

Strengthen the upper body and increase the mobility of the body as a whole.
Dips help building up the triceps, shoulders and arms

 

 

Wall squats

How?

Stand with your back against a wall, placing your feet two feet out in front of the wall.
Make sure your feet as wide as your body and start bending the knees.
Slide your back down the wall until your knees are at 90 degree angles
Stay in the position for 20 seconds

Why?

Wall squats strengthen weak muscles and help increasing flexibility.
It is also a good exercise to strengthen the legs

  

Tuck jumps

How?

Start by standing with your feet a little less than shoulder-width apart.
Drop down a little before jumping in the air.
Keep your back straight and
tuck your knees up towards your chest as much as possible,
Land and you've got the first rep.

Why?

Tuck jumps work to burn extra calories in less time.
It is a body weight exercise to strengthen and tone your lower body.

  

Bridge

How?

Lie with your back on the floor, bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the ground.
Keep your arms at your side with your palms down.
Lift your hips off the ground until your knees, hips and shoulders form a straight line.
Hold this position, the bridge, for as long as you can.

Why?

The bridge is very beneficial for the spine.
It is an exercise that works your core and buttocks.