7 Light Exercises to Do at Home During the Pandemic

"The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, even though the government has decided to take a new normal policy. Before a vaccine is found, we must strive to prevent COVID-19 and continue to maintain healthy immunity."

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  03/07/2020 16:41 WIB

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A regular exercise has various benefits for our bodies, ranging from keeping away various health problems, keeping our body in shape, reducing stress, relaxing, increasing energy, and improving our body systems.


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Sports do not always have to be done outdoor, particularly in a pandemic like this time. Your safest place to do your activities, including sports, is at home. Do your sports exercise regularly in the morning or evening.

For a start, you should focus on one type of exercise first. This needs to be done to improve your fitness, strength, and flexibility. In addition, you should pay attention to the duration of you exercise. As quoted by hellosehat.com, you should do light exercise for 150 minutes every week or 30 minutes each day.

Well, if you want to do sports exercises at home, here is a reference of light exercises that you can do at home.

1. Jumping jacks

Jumping jacks are a combination of aerobic exercises that you can do at home. You can do the movement for 15-30 seconds with several reps according to your ability.


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2. Squat

Squats are a type of exercise that is useful for reducing thigh circumference and strengthen thigh muscles. You can do this exercise 10-15 times with several repetitions.

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3. Push Up

Push Up can train our arm and shoulder muscles. It also reduces fat, so that the arms look firmer. You may do 10-20 push-ups with several reps.


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4. Mountain climber

Mountain climber is a cardio exercise to maintain our heart health. The exercise is like a running motion but with our body position facing the floor.


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5. Sit Up

This exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles and get rid of the fat around the stomach and waist.

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6. Wall Sit

Wall sit trains the strength of our thigh and calf muscles. This exercise is similar to a sitting position, but we stick our back to the wall.

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7. Yoga

Yoga focuses on body, mind, and breathing flexibility. Yoga can relax the body, build up body strength, improve body balance, and lose weight.

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Well, those are some light exercises you can do at home during this pandemic. Do one or several types of exercises according to your body’s ability. Stay safe & healthy!