We all know that part of living a healthy lifestyle is working out regularly. And yes, when I say regularly, I meant every single day. Because, let’s face it, if you only exercise whenever you just feel like it, how effective do you think is it going to be? And, unfortunately, with our fast-paced lifestyles and busy schedules, we tend to skip working out at the gym altogether.
If you’re always pressed for time that you can’t fit an hour at the gym in your busy schedule, here’s a great healthy lifestyle tip—you can try this at-home, no-equipment-needed workout. And the best part about this workout? It only takes ten minutes or less! Now, you’ll be able to exercise in the comfort of your own home in just ten minutes.
So, are you ready to turn your life around and get fitter? If you are, then LET’S GET IT ON!
1.) Glute Bridges
Lie on your back with the knees bent. Make sure your back and feet are flat on the floor. Rest your head on the floor and place hands on the sides. This will be your starting position. Now, as high as you can, raise the hips off the floor. Make sure you can feel your glutes (extensor muscle of the hip) squeezing at the top. Hold this position for three seconds then lower the body to starting position. Do at least ten of these.
2.) Deep Squats
Stand with your back straight and your feet about a foot apart—this will be your starting position. Then, bend your knees slowly until your thighs rest on your calves. Make sure your heels stay flat on the floor while you’re doing the squat. In this position, you should feel the stretching in the hamstring, quadriceps, and tendons. Hold this position for thirty seconds then return slowly to your starting position. On the first tries, you might not be able to do the full squat but you should try the best you can—the deeper the squat the better.
3.) Elbow Planks
Start in a push up position, then bend the elbows until your forearms are flat on the floor. Make sure that your body is on a straight line from head to heels. Also, make sure that your hips are steady. You can prevent the hips from sinking by squeezing your glutes. Hold this position for three minutes or as long as you can.
4.) Calf Raises
Start in the same position as when doing the squats, standing with your feet just a few inches apart. Raise your heels off the floor, making sure to squeeze your calves at the top. Then slowly go back to your starting position. Do more of these until failure. To intensify this exercise, do these in one leg.
5.) Hamstring Stretch
You can do this while standing up or sitting down. Just touch your toes without bending your knees. Hold this position for thirty seconds to one minute.When you can’t touch your toes on first tries, try to bend your hips as much as you can. Doing this everyday will improve your flexibility and you’ll eventually be able to reach your toes.
You’re probably already familiar with how this is done. If not, then start in a prone position with your elbows outstretched, the palm of your hands flat on the floor and a shoulder-width apart. Next, lower your body by bending your elbows until your chest touches the floor. Repeat until you can’t.
Well, that’s it! See how easy it is? It really doesn’t take much to get yourself started on the healthier and fitter path. In fact, you just need just ten minutes tops in the morning and ten in the evening to improve your physical health. get this done and you’ll surely feel the difference in just a few days. Remember that getting yourself into a healthy lifestyle is your choice and yours alone. That’s why if you’re meaning to start, you should start now.
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