Gym closure is no excuse for you to skip your daily workout routine. There are many simple bodyweight exercises such as burpees, jump squats, lunges and planks that you can try at home to stay active. You can also work out with your friend or a group through video calls to stay motivated while practising social distancing.
Here are a few home gym equipment that you can get to achieve your fitness goal:
- Yoga mat
Yoga mat is not just for yoga practice! It is the most simple and useful equipment that provides a cushioned, non-slip surface for you to perform a variety of floor workout such as core training, push-ups and squats.
- Resistance bands
It is a fact that you can use resistance bands for a full-body strength training. No dumbbells? No problem. You can do biceps curl by looping resistance bands around a pillar or bedpost at home. Resistance bands are also great for warm-up movements.
- Exercise ball
This bouncy balance ball is a great equipment to help improve your stability and strengthen your core. Use the ball with the mat to perform core movements such as the jackknife ab workout and V-pass.
- Yoga block
In the absence of an instructor, this will be handy during the home practice for yoga enthusiasts to reach the difficult positions and improve their flexibility
Dumbbells are versatile equipment to hit a full-body workout. Pick a weight that allows you to complete all the reps without losing your form.
- Foam roller
Do not forget to cool down after your workout with a foam roller. Get a textured muscle foam roller for a deep tissue massage to help with muscle recovery and pain relief.
COVID-19 is disrupting all walks of life while everyone is advised to stay home and stay safe. Nonetheless it’s still important to prioritize your own physical and mental health. Partnering with Switch & Co, Cigna has created a Stay Active playlist comprising of instructor-led workouts, yoga and relaxing wellness exercises videos to keep you active and healthy round-the-clock. Check it out now!
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