7 Easy at Home Exercises That'll Help You Stay Fit

Written by Grace & Silas

Going to the gym can leave you exhausted.

It’s hard to give your all to work, family, and hobbies, and still find the time to hit it consistently.

But what if you didn’t have to sweat on the treadmill to burn some calories? And do you really need to squat heavyweights to build fit muscles?

Well thankfully, there are some alternatives that you can easily do at home away from the crowds.

And here, we’ll show you just a few good ones to try!

1. Knee push-ups.

Lay down looking at the floor with your hands parallel to your chest.

Lift your torso while keeping your back straight, knees touching the ground, and feet lifted.

Repeat 10 times (or more, it’s up to you!).

2. Body Weight squat.

Your feet are shoulder-width apart, and your abs contracted.

Bend at the knees and lower your hips, gently.

Pause at the bottom and then strongly come back to the start position.

Repeat 10 times or more if desired.

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3. Plank.

This exercise will target your abs.

The only parts of your body allowed to touch the floor are your forearms, hands, and toes.

Your back should be straight and make sure to squeeze your glutes to stay stabilized.

Hold this position for 20 seconds.

With dedication, you can make it to 1 minute.

4. Stair stepping.

You don’t need actual stairs to have a rejuvenating cardio session.

Just bring a big book (or something to step onto) and place it in front of your tv.

Then, step up and step down while enjoying your favorite show.

Repeat until you feel satisfied.

5. Contralateral limb raises.        

Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

Lie on your stomach, your arms extended, pointing ahead of you.

Palms are facing each other, and your spine is relaxed.

While exhaling, lift your right arm and your left leg simultaneously.

Slowly inhale and come back to the original, comfortable position.

Repeat with the opposite limbs and do 10-20 reps.

6. Cross Jacks

Start with the feet shoulder-width apart.

Your arms are extended and parallel to your shoulders, and the palms are facing down.

Jump and cross both your arms and feet at the same time. Repeat it and change the order you just crossed them.

You’ve just done your first cross jack rep.

Repeat 10-20 times.

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7. Dead bug

Starting position: your back is in contact with the floor, and your arms are extended above the chest.

Legs are bent in the air at a 90-degree angle.

From here, lower your right-hand and arm overhead and have it be parallel to the floor. At the same time, lower the left leg and foot until it’s parallel to the floor.

Go back to the original position and repeat with the opposite limbs.

Finish both sides to do one rep. Repeat 10-20 times on both sides.

Remember, for all exercises, start slow and do not force it in the beginning.

We hope you enjoyed our guide 😊


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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