5 Quick Workouts to Do at Home (No Equipment Required)

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Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you have an excuse not to exercise. There are many low-cost and even free workouts to do at home when it’s too chilly to step outside. Stay healthy all year round by incorporating these five exercises into your weekly routine.

Workouts to Do at Home this Winter

Nobody ever said you need fancy equipment to get fit. You can get great results from no-frills exercise activities, like pushups and jumping jacks, if you make them a regular part of your daily routine.

So, resolve to improve your wellness this winter and get on the path to a healthier you.

Pushups

Pushups have been a key part of exercise routines around the world for more than 100 years … and for good reason. This basic workout is simple to do, yet very effective.

How to Do Pushups

  1. Place your hands on the ground slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
  2. Place your feet in a position that allows you to hold your balance comfortably
  3. Your head should be looking slightly ahead of you, not straight down
  4. At the top of your pushup, your arms should be held straight, supporting your weight

Easy and effective workouts to do at home

Squats

Squats are another easy strength exercise that also really gets the blood pumping. It is one of the best workouts to do at home, especially if you are interested in increasing the strength and size of your lower body muscles and core.

How to Do Squats

  1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips
  2. Your toes should be pointed slightly outward
  3. Pick a specific spot on the wall and look straight ahead
  4. Look at this spot the entire time you squat
  5. Lower your body into a squat position
  6. Then, stand straight up
  7. Repeat the cycle while focusing on your form

Lunges

Lunges are an effective exercise that can be done just about anywhere, including the comfort of your own home. It helps to strengthen, sculpt and build muscles in the lower body.

How to Do Lunges

  1. Stand up straight
  2. Step forward with one leg until it reaches a 90-degree angle
  3. Your other knee should remain parallel to the ground
  4. Your front knee shouldn’t go beyond your toes
  5. Then, lift your front lunging leg to return to the starting position
  6. Repeat as necessary

Workout to do at home in the winter

Planks

Planks are another one of the more popular workouts to do at home. It strengthens the abdominal, back and shoulder muscles.

How to Do Planks

  1. Place your palms and elbows firmly on the floor
  2. Stretch out your body and extend your toes
  3. Press up from your foundation
  4. Widen your shoulder blades until they are as far apart as possible
  5. Don’t look down
  6. Don’t scrunch or shrug your shoulders

Jumping Jacks

Although you might not have done them since grade school, jumping jacks are not just for children. They are a great option for aerobic exercise that won’t cost you a penny to do.

How to Do Jumping Jacks

  1. Stand upright with your legs together and your arms at your sides
  2. Bend your knees slightly and then jump into the air
  3. As you jump, spread your legs until they are shoulder-width apart
  4. At the same time, stretch your arms out and swing them above your head
  5. Jump back to starting position

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