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How to stay fit during the Covid-19 pandemic

As the lockdown continues to hold ground and the gyms remaining closed, working out to stay fit has turned out to be a challenge for many.

However, it does not need to be so, here is a list of simple exercises you can do at home or in your surrounding environment to help maintain your physical wellbeing.

Push-ups

Man and woman doing push-ups
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Push-ups are great for strengthening your upper body and especially for building muscle in your arms, chest and shoulders.

It is one of the most effective exercises guaranteed to give you a great upper body physique provided you are consistent in the execution.

Add push-ups to your daily routine and remember to start small; i.e. ten reps in a day for starters, then gradually increase the number of reps as you go.

Push-ups can be done from any location that you are you are.

If you are a beginner and regular push-ups are tough for you, try starting with knee push-ups to build up strength.

Sit-ups

Sit-ups are meant to strengthen your abdominal muscles.

By lifting your body weight with your core(the abdomen), you will slowly stabilize your abdominal muscles and help you get rid of unwanted fat lobbied around your abdomen.

Building a firm core will also improve your general posture as it is responsible for the alignment of your shoulders, hips and spine.

This further prevents suffering from any back-related injuries.

Squats

Girl doing squats.
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Squats help in strengthening and toning the muscles of your lower body.

If you tend to sit down every day, your leg muscles and butt muscles soon wear out because of lack of frequent movement.

Try and ensure squats are in your daily routine, especially if you are a lady and would wish to grow bigger hips and butt.

Watch  Youtube videos to know the proper form to use to avoid any injury arising from exercises.

Running and/or walking.

Person running.
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A morning run every day or every few days, help keep your cardiac (heart) muscles in check.

Remember the heart is one of the most essential muscles in the human body as it pumps blood to the farthest areas in our bodies.

Running and walking further helps you shed unwanted fat as they increase your metabolism.

Remember to have a written down work out timetable to help you stick to your routine for effective results.

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