Covid-19 brought about the worst lockdowns witnessed in a long time. Businesses and schools were closed and no one was allowed to go out. There were curfews and people could only go out to get essential grocery items that also only those who had permits. However, pandemics are not the only cause of lockdowns. In the past, the outbreak of wars has caused severe lockdowns in countries to protect citizens. Currently, Ukraine is going through a lockdown because of Russia’s invasion which started on 24th February and is still going on with thousands of people killed or wounded.
Being in a lockdown can get frustrating and if your country is going through a war you feel like volunteering as a soldier and helping out in any way you can. Hence it is important to keep yourself fit to not only reduce stress and anxiety but to keep yourself fit in case you need to join the army or simply defend yourself.
While you may not be able to run or jog, here are some exercises you can do indoors during a lockdown:
This exercise is great to strengthen the ligaments around the leg muscles and help stabilize the knees. In addition, they help you lose weight and improve posture and balance.
There are different types of lunges one can do and all help to tone and strengthen body muscles. They make a person stronger and toned.
Planks strengthen the core and help to keep your posture straight. They are great for the spine and also strengthen muscles.
Yoga is great for toning the body and removing stress and anxiety. It can be done at any time and is great for flexibility, improving respiration, and maintaining metabolism.
This exercise is great for improving cardiovascular health and it only requires a jump rope. It also helps to refine coordination skills.
A burpee involves squatting and then jumping up into a standing position. Burpees target all parts of the body.