2020 has really caused us to become more introspective on how to approach our everyday life. Being in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years has motivated me to educate people on the importance of exercise. As we have been ushered into the technology age, I've seen more people struggle with their health and making it a priority. We've become conditioned to a sedentary lifestyle, and as a result, health issues with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease are becoming increasingly common. Covid-19 put a magnifying glass to an already growing problem. This is why exercise is such a necessity. Your physical, mental, and emotional health should be your first priority. Make the time to get yourself healthy and use these 4 exercises (which can be done at home) to do it:
Squats and Lunges:
Exercises that work bigger muscles burn big calories. If you are going to dedicate time to focus on your health you might as well make the most out of that time. Squats and Lunges mostly work on your glutes and quads, but they also help with strengthening your core when done properly.
This exercise is an exercise that works multiple muscles at once. Chest, triceps, shoulders, quads, and core! The more muscles you can use simultaneously, the stronger you can get and the more calories burned. If you can't do a regular push up, you can always start on your knees or at an incline on the bench and then progress from there.
Another exercise that uses big muscles to burn big calories, Stair climbing uses major lower-body muscles. This can be a great cardio workout with the benefit of actually building muscle in your glutes and quads. There too many cardio workouts that actually focus on building muscle like the stairs
Planks are one of the best ways to strengthen your core while using other muscles to help increase calorie burning. Your core is the foundation of your fitness. Planking can also use quads, shoulders, and glutes at the same time which helps you burn more calories in a short amount of time. You can always start modified then work your way to a full plank.
These are exercises that I would recommend to help you increase metabolism, strengthen important muscles, and get you in better health. Please follow us @elevatefitnessnow for more health tips to transform you physically, mentally, and emotionally!