For women, having a slim body is important. They want a thin and flat tummy where they can wear clothes comfortably. It is same thing as how men want to have muscles and a great looking body. So, for them, exercise is on top of the priority list.

Whether they do so every morning, once or twice a week or even during their free times. Sometimes, they work out in the nearest gym or jog around the subdivision just to release the sweat. But did you know that you can also do these exercises at home? If you are a very busy person and still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle then read on…

Here are some short exercises you can do at home:

Squats

Squats are great for building your leg muscles. Start it with feet hip-width apart, back is straight. Of course, you can do squats without weights. You just have to balance your weight between both legs and in between your toes and heels. Gently lower yourself like you’re sitting on a chair.

Squats also help build your leg muscles (including your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves). Squats can actually help you improve both your upper and lower body strength.

Here’s how squats work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aclHkVaku9U

(courtesy: Bowflex’s Youtube Channel)

Push-ups

It is an exercise in which a person lies facing the floor and, keeping their back straight, raises their body by pressing down with their hands. It is a common calisthenics exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body using the arms.

10 push-ups per day can help your arm muscles grow and stomach flat.

Walking lunges

are the double-edged sword in fitness. It involves moving ahead as you are doing lunges, which is a break from usual standing lunges. The lunge is a great movement for developing the thighs and strengthening the hips.

Doing walking lunges also have benefits. It can be improved balance, boost functionality and hip flexibility, improved core stability, and rest for the spine.

Planking

is the most common exercise that can be done at home. Start on the floor on your knees in straight-arm position. Next, move to your forearms, hold for two to three seconds and move back to a straight arm position. Up and down is one repetition. Both hands must touch the sides of the body.

Planking can include lying flat on a flat surface, or holding the body flat while it is supported in some regions, with other parts of the body. You can start with 15 seconds and incrementally increase as your body build your strength overtime.

These are just some of the short exercises you can do at home. If you have treadmill at your house you can use it while watching TV or listening to music. If you wake up early and have extra time you can do sit ups for 15-30 seconds and this can help yours maintain a flat tummy. You can also do it before going to bed. Also, if you want a fun and exciting exercise at home, you can do Zumba. Just play some Zumba dancing on Youtube to follow their steps. You can do it on your own and if you want to, you can invite your neighbors as well.

Bottom line, you don’t have to spend a lot of money just to stay fit and healthy. All it takes is a little dedication, some discipline and the four corners of your home. Oh, and don’t forget, our Oleia Oil is a perfect partner for recovery after your workouts.

About The Author

Angela Ruiza is an Oleia user and content contributor.When not busy with work, she just prefers to spend time at home watching her favorite TV series and read books.

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