I've been asked a lot lately about how to do a quick at home workout... so here are some quick at home workouts you can do! It's been tough having to stay indoors, but hopefully you have been taking each day one by one, and making the best of it! A few ways I have been staying emotionally balanced and fit and healthy at home is by breathing every hour - it really helps manage any stress that comes my way. I have also been taking advantage of cooking up some healthy meals, and chatting with lots friends and family - a great way to stay connected when stuck at home!And of course the best way to stay fit and healthy at home is consistent exercise (you knew I would say that one, right?!?!). Exercise is my personal number one way to manage anxiety, stay focused, promote energy and more. It has become a habit for me, and is just simply part of my day to day. But I know that is not how everyone is, so here are some quick at home workouts so you can stay fit and healthy at home!
- Climb Those Stairs! If you are lucky enough to live in a home that has stairs - or a building that has some that aren't highly trafficked - start using them! Walking up and down stairs is a great cardio workout, but it also helps to sculpt and lean up your lower body. Start with one minute per day for a few days, then work up to two minutes, etc. Soon you will really see and feel a difference with this quick at home workout add-on.
- Do Some Fidget-cisers. These are some of my favorite calorie burners you can do throughout the day. They are controlled movements that take up little space but can really add up and help you keep your weight under control as we hunker down at home and are being less active! One of my favorite quick at home workout moves is a counter push-up - lean against your kitchen counter with your hands shoulder width apart, like you are in a plank or push up position, place your feet behind you a few feet out (make sure your feet are on a non-slippery surface), then lower your chest towards the counter like you are doing a pushup. No need to get on the floor, and you can a do a few of these here and there throughout the day.
- Jumping Jacks or Walking in Place. Both of these are good cardio workouts as well as provide some resistance to help build muscle. Start by doing 10 Jumping Jacks or walking for one minute (don't forget to pump those arms!!), and progress each day.
- Do some strength training. Lift some weights (cans of soup or water bottles will work, too) and do some lunges - or invest in an at-home workout kit like my Shape, Strengthen and Sculpt Kit. I've been doing this for the past few weeks and let me tell you - even I feel and see a difference! This kit includes an inflatable stability ball, a set of resistance bands, a complete guide on exercises that tone, firm, strengthen and lengthen your entire body, plus exclusive videos! The best part is it only takes 12 minutes a day and takes up hardly any space. It's like a perfect quick at home workout to stay fit and healthy! Right now for a limited time this kit is on sale (in my new DeniseAustin.com Shop!!), so check it out today.