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5 Basic Exercises to do Everyday

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Everyone should have simple set of exercises they can easily carve out time for every day. Even on days it seems difficult or you have other plans, you have to get out of bed to make a bee-line for a spot on the floor to do your exercise.

You can spend at least 5 to 10 minutes to lubricate the joint, boost your metabolism and distribute blood flow to muscle daily. It will serve to increase your strength in the day’s activities.

Walk-out Push up

This move accelerates the heart rate and makes the muscle flexible. You can start by lying down with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands must be in line with your shoulders. While lowering your body, breathe in and as you exhale, you need to get to the starting position.

It will strengthen the chest, shoulder and triceps. You can start with 10 daily. At the end of the month, you’d have done 300 push-ups. Bravo!

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Standard Squat

The exercise forces the brain to participate actively. You can begin by standing with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, about 5-15 degrees. Then hinge your hips back towards a wall either real or imaginary behind you.

Bend your knees to lower into a squat. Keep your feet in line with your feet, your chest upright and weight in heels. Get as low as you can then push through to return standing.

Jumping Jacks

Jumping jack exercise is good for toning the muscles especially the calves and deltoids. So stand with feet together, jump while spreading your arms and legs. Then return to first position and keep going. You can build up to the number you are comfortable with.

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This exercise should be done on alternate days especially if you are using weights. You can do up to 5 for each leg.

So stand with your feet, shoulder width apart. Then place your hand on your hips; take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward while the left knee will go down to floor level.

Bicycle crunches

Crunch exercises are targeted at abs. The bicycles crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. You can lay flat on the floor, place your hands at the back of your head. Then lift your body slowly to get to the exercise.

Exercise is a dose of happiness. It makes you keep fit because exercise gets you on the floor to help weight distribution.

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