Aerobics Options for Beginners

Keeping fit has become non-negotiable given the rising need to stay healthy amidst the varying challenges of our day-to-day endeavours. Many people have tried to explore the option of gym subscriptions, but the rigour is not for the faint-hearted, sometimes making it difficult to keep it up.

Can you relate to this? Are you looking for fun exercises to do at home?

Here are some exciting low impact exercises and aerobics that can spice up your daily fitness routines and keep your body in good shape:

• Walking or Cycling:

Walking to the nearby supermarket, saloon, or even your child’s school for daily drop-off can help you burn some calories and keep fit. If walking is such a big deal, cycling can do the magic while you pump those muscles. You could also consider a 40-minute walk within your neighborhood after dinner instead of heading right for the couch or picking up the game control pad. Walking or cycling, according to research, helps regulate blood pressure amongst several other benefits.

• Use the stairs:

If you are constantly catching your breath each time you use the staircase, that is an indication you need to incorporate that into your home workout. Using the stairs at home or in the office will help boost your cardiovascular fitness as well as improve the strength of your legs.

• Yoga:

Yoga is an excellent form of exercise that improves flexibility, enhances body fitness and also helps you achieve some weight loss. Yoga can be performed indoors on a yoga mat, in a studio or in a gym. You can also do chair – yoga, a gentle form of yoga that’s done while seated or using a chair for balance. It involves gentle stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation. Yoga is suitable for anybody across all age groups that wishes to keep fit.

• Dance:

Who says keeping fit must be boring and burdensome? Dancing is a fantastic way to get your heart rate up and have a blast at the same time. Whether you choose to dance at home, in the gym, or in a dedicated studio, it will give you a great aerobic experience. Clear out a portion in your living room, put on your favorite tunes, and let loose on the dance floor. There are various dance exercise routines that you can try, such as Zumba, Etighi, ShakuShaku, Gwara Gwara, and Shoki. The steps are easy to learn and suitable for all age groups. A quick search on the internet will provide you with more dance steps you could use for your next aerobic session.

You can take the aerobics session up a notch by inviting your friends, colleagues and loved ones. Working out with others not only adds a social element but also keeps you motivated and accountable.

Whether you’re sweating it out alone in your living room, hitting the gym with your friends, or finding your chill zone through yoga, remember that the aim is to keep fit and have fun while at it.

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