Fitness is a way of life, but maybe not your way of life. After all, you’ve just moved to Bangalore, one of the most exciting cities in the country to start your new job. You’ve got to think about your first day at work, planning your commute, getting along with your colleagues and settling down in a new city. So, the thing you are likely to search for first is a working women’s hostel near me. There’s plenty of time to think about starting your fitness journey after you’ve sorted this and everything else out. Right? Wrong. Because the perfect time to start your fitness journey is right now. And you don’t need to worry about investing in expensive equipment, travelling to a gym, or scheduling time in your calendar. Because we’ve got a list of easy exercises that you can do right in your hostel room. With some practice and dedication, you can get fit without even leaving your home. Here’s what you need to do:
When you’re starting out with exercise, it’s important to pace yourself. So, we’re starting our list with one of the most beginner friendly exercises there is. Hip raises can be done right from your hostel bed or on a mat on the floor. Lie flat on your back with your arms by your side, palms to the floor. Then bend your knees such that they’re perpendicular to the floor. Now, use your palms to lift your hip off the floor, creating a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold the position for ten seconds or as long as you’re able to, before lowering and repeating. This exercise will strengthen your hamstrings and help to tone your abs, glutes, and thighs. Once you’re able to hold a hip raise, you can add in a ‘march’ by lifting each leg alternatively in sets of ten. Make sure you’re keeping your spine straight through the process.
This is another basic exercise that you can do on your hostel bed or on the floor. For a basic plank, lie face down on the floor. Then lift yourself onto your palms and toes, keeping your body in a straight line. Once you’re comfortable with this posture, try the plank position on your elbows. Hold the plank for as long as possible. It’s really easy to modify this exercise to work out more parts of your body, such as by doing plank jacks, adding twists or trying the side plank too. Remember to keep your breathing even and to take breaks as and when you need them.
Chair Jumping Jacks
If you find that you spend too much time in your day seated, and that’s getting in the way of your exercise, it’s time to find some exercise that you can do right from your chair. Chair jumping jacks are a great place to start. Simply sit upright in your chair with your arms extended downward and your knees parallel to the floor. Then raise your hands upward into a clapping position while stretching your right leg outwards. Lower your hands and bring your leg back in. Repeat with the other leg and continue for at least thirty rounds. This is a great way to increase blood circulation and prevent cramps in the body from sitting for long periods of time and can work well on those busy days when you just can’t spare time for a workout.
You don’t need to be a member at one of the pricey gyms in Bangalore to get into shape. All you need is the chair that you probably already have in your hostel room. Place your arms on the edge of your chair and extend your legs so that your body weight is balanced between your arms and toes. Your hip should be at the same level as your chair and your hands should be directly below your shoulders. Now bend your elbows and lower your hip to the floor. Push with your arms and raise your body back to the starting position. Repeat as many times as required. If you’re a beginner looking for a lower impact version, you can bend your knees during this exercise.
So, there you go. These simple exercises can get you started on your fitness journey without even leaving your hostel room. Remember that fitness is all about mindset and lifestyle and not just losing weight. So, stay focused and get active!