A good sweat can distract you from your problems. High-intensity workouts don’t require a lot of time or equipment, but they offer an exciting (and potentially strenuous) escape from daily stress. Relying on tobacco products for stress relief is a short-term solution that can negatively affect your physical health in the long term. Instead, do these easy-to-perform workouts to have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing.
If you want to relax this Monday, don’t reach for your cigarettes. Instead, grab some gym shorts and some comfortable sneakers, join an upbeat soundtrack, and start doing these exercises anytime, anywhere.
Throwing a punch can actually be a full body workout. The hips, legs, gluteal muscles, core, inclines, shoulders and back are captured by pivoting and extending.
Stand with your hands up, elbows in, and feet hip-width apart for the perfect push. Bend your knees slightly and lift your heel. The foot on the side of your strong arm should be further out, and your back foot should be positioned about 45 degrees diagonally. Extend your front fist forward in a flapping motion while exhaling sharply. The shot should be quick but relaxed.
Twist your arm halfway doing your punch, including your shoulder and elbow. Start with your shoulder so the rest of your arm can rotate precisely. Your elbow should be pointing up so that the hit gets the right angle. Bring your arm back to its original position.
If you are looking for an alternative to jogging in the park or a half hour bike ride, this is the exercise for you. High knees increase your heart rate, stay flexible and improve coordination.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and lift one knee to your chest. Switch to the opposite knee and continue the switch at a running pace. Swing your arms at a 90-degree angle as you raise your knee to maintain balance.
Everyone knows the jumping jack, but this simple exercise can help warm up the body and increase the heart rate.
To do a proper jumping jack, stand up straight with your legs together and your arms to the side to achieve good posture. Bend your knees slightly and jump off your footballs. Spread your legs apart and bring your arms from your waist to over your head. Jump back to the starting position and repeat.