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6 Best Home Workouts for Healthy Living

With our hectic lives, it can be hard to exercise regularly. Between jobs, children, errands, family functions, and all our other responsibilities, it may feel like there’s no time to head to the gym. That’s no problem! You can still sneak in some exercise with these awesome home workouts.

By taking the gym home, you can exercise more frequently and stave off the increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, as well as a loss of bone and muscle strength! The exercises we’re highlighting today requires no fancy equipment, just your body (and a few standard household items).

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1. Stretch

Before you begin any home workout (or exercise anywhere!), it’s best to stretch. By stretching, you decrease your chances of pulling any muscles and ensure you can perform the full range of motion.

  • To limber up your arms, interlace your fingers and reach for the sky.
  • To loosen your neck, look as far left as possible for a couple moments and then switch to the right.
  • For tight shoulders, simply shrug and hold!
  • For your chest, bring your hands behind your back, grip them, and then stand as tall as possible.
  • For lithe legs, take a seat, then bend your leg and pull it towards your chest. After holding for a few seconds, repeat with the other one!

2. Squats

Squats are a staple in many exercise routines because they involve compound movements (actions that include multiple muscle groups). Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and slowly lower your body as far as you can, keeping your legs aligned with your feet. Hold your hands in front of you for balance, and raise yourself by pressing up with your legs.

Over time you will develop greater flexibility for a deeper range of motion.

3. Lunges

Continuing with the leg exercises, try a lunge. Take a long step forward and lower your back knee towards the floor while keeping your front leg bent at a 90-degree angle. Repeat with the other leg and be sure to keep your back as straight as possible.

 4. Pushup

No home workout would be complete without the classic pushup. For a traditional pushup, start lying face down on the ground with your feet together behind you and your hands at your shoulders. Keep your back straight as you press down on the ground to push yourself upwards.

The beauty of pushups is their versatility. Feel free to modify by using a wall as your surface and press off of that for similar effects!

5. Plank

To continue working your arms and core, try a plank. Start with a pushup position, press up so your body is elevated and rigid, and hold. Start with short holds and work your way up to longer sessions.

6. Standing Shoulder Press

This is the one exercise we have included that isn’t solely a bodyweight maneuver. Grab something heavy – be it dumbbells or gallon jugs filled with water – and hold them at your shoulders. Press them upward above your head and repeat!

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Exercising is a great step towards a healthier lifestyle, but it isn’t everything. If exercising and dieting aren’t working for you, bariatric surgery may be the solution. Whether you need a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric balloon, or another procedure, NYBG is your best choice.

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