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Want to start exercising? Let’s start you off easy!

Are you not so fond of sports and/or do you want to start exercising more? You shouldn’t just jump into any tough exercises, but start off easy. Trust me, it’ll benefit you in more ways than one!

  1. Stretching

Stretching is often a regular part of a workout but is also regularly skipped due to lack of time. However, stretching has a number of benefits. Stretching improves circulation, your flexibility and also reduces stress. You can stretch on a mat, but you can also start the day with a few simple stretches on your bed.

2. Leg practice

If you’re still comfortable on your bed or on your mat, you might as well add a simple leg exercise. This one’s called the leg lift. Lie on your back and lift one of your legs (leave the other leg flat on the floor). You repeat that exercise fifty times per leg.

3. Jumping jacks

Fortunately, you don’t have to leave the house for this exercise, but it’s very effective. For example, do 40 jumping jacks and you’ll notice that your heart rate will skyrocket. If you notice that this is going well, repeat this exercise again in the evening.

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4. Planking

Planking is a low-intensity sports exercise, but you train your entire body with it. You can perform the exercises on your hands or on your forearms. After this, you push your body up and the idea is that your body, from your head to your feet, forms a straight line. You can also perform this exercise using only one side of your body. In this case, you make even more use of your abs. For example, try to hold the planking exercise for 20-30 seconds and add a few seconds each time.

5. Squats

Everyone has heard of squats. This exercise is good for your hips, glutes, and abs. You start by placing your feet shoulder-width apart and keeping your arms at shoulder height. Then slowly sink down as if you were sitting on a chair. Make sure to keep your back straight to protect your lower back and knees. Also, make sure to keep your knees shoulder-width apart. You’ll notice that your leg muscles start to get heavy after a few reps. Try to repeat this exercise about twenty times.

6. Run on the spot

Maybe you want to work on your fitness but start with a low threshold. You can simply start by running on the spot. Put on some cheerful music and you’ll soon notice that you start to sweat. Build up this exercise for three to four minutes. If you really enjoy this exercise, you might want to see if outdoor running is for you.

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