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4 Simple Exercises to Get in Shape

By Virginia Laird

Many believe that getting into shape means spending hours on end at the gym. However, fitness experts advise there are a variety of ways to achieve a better fitness level without ever leaving the comfort of your home. A few exercises suggested to add to your daily routine include:

  • Add some planks to your daily activity
  • Lunges are a perfect exercise to tone your thighs
  • Jumping rope can offer cardio
  • A few minutes of yoga offers many benefits

Add Some Planks to Your Daily Activity

Planking is highly recommended among health and wellness professionals and chiropractors. This exercise is good because it tones the entire core. Chiropractors love it because it can improve posture. If you are looking to firm up your abs, consider adding some planks today. There is no need to start planking for long periods of time, rather it is suggested to start small. Begin with a 10- to 15-second plank each day and increase from there. In just a matter of weeks you will be able to see the progress and will be glad you made planking a priority.

Lunges are a Perfect Exercise to Tone Your Thighs

Lunges are absolutely fabulous when trying to add definition to your leg muscles. Fitness gurus suggest lunges can do just as much good as lifting weights. If you do not have time to hit the gym, no problem: just make lunges part of your workout routine. One benefit of this exercise is that they can be done anywhere.

Jumping Rope Can Offer Cardio

If you are looking to add cardio to your life but do not have time to go to the gym, jumping rope can help. Research has long suggested that jumping rope is a heart healthy activity. If you are ready to begin getting back in shape, adding this exercise to your workout routine can be beneficial. With a host of jumping rope techniques you will be able to keep this part of your routine exciting.

A Few Minutes of Yoga Offers Many Benefits

Another great exercise recommended by health professionals is yoga. This is great for stretching, building muscle strength, and stress relief. If you were one who enjoys a little slower pace but really wants to get into shape, yoga can do the job. There is no equipment required although many recommend a yoga mat. In the comfort of your own home you can stream exercises or come up with your workout altogether.

Now is the time for you to begin getting into shape. With these tips you should know there is nothing to stand in the way of your health and overall well-being. Decide where to start and get moving.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.

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