Working out in the comfort of your home

You can wear those extremely skimpy pair of shorts that are a little bit embarrassing at the gym or even pull those crazy dance moves you’ve been dying to practice in aerobics class when you exercise in the comfort of your home.
Do your exercises in your house once in a while. Net photo.
Do your exercises in your house once in a while. Net photo.

You can wear those extremely skimpy pair of shorts that are a little bit embarrassing at the gym or even pull those crazy dance moves you’ve been dying to practice in aerobics class when you exercise in the comfort of your home.

It isn’t necessary to go to the gym or even jog around your neighbourhood all the time, do your exercises in your house once in a while.

Fitness isn’t  all about lifting heavy weights or strictly following the instructions of some huge guy with six packs; try it out the do- it- yourself style.

Exercising at home is also cost-effective as you do not need expensive equipment. Below are a few exercises you can try out in the tranquility of your living room or compound.

Skipping

According to health website livestrong.com, women who want to burn fat and tone their entire body should skip.

Skipping is an intense form of cardiovascular exercise, so make sure you rest as required. Perform cardio intervals until you build enough stamina to jump for extended periods - according to Livestrong.com.

Skipping helps burn calories and tone muscles .It’s also good for the heart, according to Peter Schulman, MD and associate professor at the Cardiology/Pulmonary Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Sit-ups & Push-ups

 Sit-ups and push-ups are a perfect way to tone and develop lean and strong muscles. Sit-ups work your core and lower back muscles; push-ups work upper and lower body muscles, according to livestrong.com.

These are easy to do and could be made simpler with the help of a tummy trimmer, which costs at least Rwf 13,000 in most of the supermarkets around Kigali. The set also comes with a rope.

Squats

These are especially helpful in working the thigh muscles. After tightening your core, lower your body down by bending your knees. According to a peak fitness website, one of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories is by actually gaining more muscle.

For every pound of additional muscle you gain, your body will burn an additional 50-70 calories per day. So, if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, you will automatically burn 500-700 more calories per day.

You should try these a few effective and interesting exercises at home.

 

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