5 Exercises to Stay in Shape No Matter Where You Are

· October 31, 2017
It may be hard at first, but over time you'll get stronger and you can increase your reps to get the most out of these exercises to stay in shape.

Regular physical activity is a healthy habit that helps keep your body in ideal condition.

While it should be accompanied by other healthy habits, especially when it comes to eating, dedicating a few minutes a day to exercise will help prevent the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle.

And while it may be hard at first to find time, little by little you’ll see your energy levels rising along with your performance and strength.

The best thing of all is that you don’t need to go to the gymThere are exercises you can do anywhere at all.

So it’s time to throw away your excuses and start working your whole body and get in shape.

Are you ready?

1. Burpees

burpees

Burpees are an exercise you can do from the comfort of your own home or anywhere outside.

They work the majority of your body’s muscle groups while getting your metabolism going and burning fat.


How do I do it?

  • Stand with your back straight and legs together.
  • Lower yourself until you’re squatting and put your hand on the floor.
  • Hop your feet back so that your legs are extended, in push-up position.
  • Do a push-up, return to squatting position, and then jump as high as you can, extending your legs and arms.
  • Do 8 to 10 reps.

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2. Elevated push-ups

Elevated push-ups’ main purpose is to strengthen and tone your upper body. And since they are also high intensity, they will also help speed up your metabolism and burn abdominal fat.

How do I do it?

  • Lay face down with your feet on an elevated surface (like a stair or step).
  • Support yourself with your hands on the ground.
  • Raise your body while keeping your back straight.
  • Activate your abdominal muscles at the same time, hold for a few seconds, and lower slowly.
  • Try to do 10 to 12 reps.

Squats

woman doing squat

Squats are definitely a must-have in any exercise routine if you want to get in shape.

They work your whole lower body, especially your thighs and glutes.

How do I do it?

  • Stand straight with your legs a shoulder-width and looking straight ahead.
  • Lower your glutes slowly, bending your knees and keeping your back straight.
  • Make sure your knees don’t go beyond your toes and slowly return to your starting position.
  • If you like, you can add hand weights to make it harder.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps, 3 to 4 sets.

4. “V” sit-ups

Sit-ups are great for toning and slimming down your waist.

Here we suggest doing the “V” version, which will strengthen both your upper and lower abdominal muscles.

How do I do it?

  • Lay face up on an exercise or yoga mat with your legs together and extended.
  • Stretch your arms above your head and then lift your torso towards your middle.
  • Your legs and arms will both be elevated, forming a “V” shape.
  • As you do the sit-up, remember to breathe deeply.
  • Do 10-15 reps.

We recommend reading: Want to Take Inches Off Your Waist? Do These Exercises

5. Jumping Lunges

jumping lunges

Lunges help strengthen your legs, glutes, and abs.

Doing them with a jump increases the intensity and since it burns more calories, you’ll burn fat more easily.

How do I do it?

  • Get into a normal lunge position, with one knee bent in front of you and the other stretched back.
  • Jump and land with your legs switched.
  • In other words, when you land, your back leg should be in front and your front leg should now be in back.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps.

As you can see, it’s easy to get started exercising even if you don’t know anything about it.

All you need is 20 to 30 minutes a day to treat your body right.