Monsoon brings joy to many people after enduring the scorching heat during summer. However, it’s a drag for people who love getting outside and active. Besides prompting you to binge on tea and pakoras, rainy weather can make you lazy to go to the gym. Keeping yourself physically active is tricky for many people during rainy days.
However, you can stay fit and active in the monsoon season without stepping outside on a rainy day. Here are helpful rainy-day exercise ideas to try.
Pushups are great for boosting strength and engaging the lower and core body. To perform this exercise:
- Take a plank position with your hands directly beneath the shoulders.
- Lower your body so that the chest gets to the floor.
- Maintain a flat back focusing the eyes about 3 feet in front to maintain a neutral neck.
While engaging the core, exhale while pushing back to the position where you started. Start with a set of 20 pushups. Also, incorporate variations like the diamond, feet-elevated, free-standing hand, and handstand pushups into the routine.
Jogging is among the most efficient and meaningful excises you can do. Stepping outside is optional for you to jog. Spot jogging is an excellent pre-workout exercise because it warms up your body to complete the regime without threatening your muscles.
To engage in spot jogging, lift your knees and move them back to the ground. Also, move your hands the way you do when jogging outdoors. Thus, you are running without changing your spot. You’ll burn many calories by engaging in this exercise indoors.
Skipping is an exercise that improves cardio-respiratory fitness, coordination, and flexibility. It’s also an effective high-impact exercise for strengthening the bones. Additionally, skipping the rope can help you reduce weight from the hips, sides, and thighs.
You require a rope to perform this exercise. Rotate the rope in a circular motion while jumping whenever it touches the floor. Smaller jumps are better for the ankles and the knees. The ideal way to do this exercise is to jump about one inch from the ground.
You can lose weight and tone leg and hip muscles using the stepper. Also, this exercise can enhance your cardiovascular health. However, warm up before this exercise, ensure your back is upright, and follow a smooth rhythm.
With legs hip-width apart, stand upright. Place hands on the hips while maintaining an excellent spinal posture during the lunge. Position one leg forward while bending the knee and keeping the foot flat on the floor. Position the other leg behind.
You can perform strength training inside your home with some dumbbells. However, ensure the dumbbell’s weight is marginally higher than what you lift at the gym or the same. Also, consider filling up water bottles and using them for strength training.
Take a pushup position and move towards the ground while bending the arms. While extending the arms, hold that particular position. First, maintain the position for around 30 seconds. While pulling this exercise may sound easy, it is challenging, and it helps you tone the core muscles, including stabilizer muscles, abs, and back.
You’ll enjoy dancing during the monsoon season if you love listening to pleasant music. You can dance alone in your room or with a partner. Dancing is a cardiovascular activity that stretches the body while helping you burn extra calories. You can dance without struggling to be a good dancer or master specific steps. Just dance without bothering your moves or being good to other people.
Squats strengthen the hip muscles and legs while providing endurance. However, you must perform this exercise for high or medium repetitions. Stand while keeping the feet slightly wider than the hip-width and toes pointing outwards. Quat until the tights get parallel to the ground. Avoid extending the knees past the toes, and don’t arch the back.
Burpees are ideal indoor excise for interval-style cardio training and fat loss. Place your hands on the floor to take a pushup position to perform this exercise. Perform one pushup, jump back to the squatting position, and then jump jack.
Yoga is an exercise that helps a person connect the body, mind, and spirit. Besides enabling you to understand your body, it enhances flexibility while giving you peace of mind. And you can do this exercise routinely without leaving your home. Experts recommend meditation, Surya Namaskar, and pranayama as the best yoga techniques for keeping fit and healthy.
Besides these exercise ideas, you can stay fit by undertaking household activities. For instance, you can clean the racks, almirahs, and lofts. Besides helping you keep fit, this physical activity will prevent insects from creeping into your home during the monsoon season. Stretching and bending while cleaning up helps when you have no time to engage in outdoor activity. To add fun to this activity, do it with your entire family. Even small household chores like dusting the fans, sweeping, removing cobwebs, and cleaning the floors consume energy while helping you keep fit.
Fitness fans may find the monsoon season inconvenient. However, you can keep fit and healthy by exercising during this period. However, talk to your doctor before altering your physical activity regime if you have a chronic illness such as diabetes.