The fitness industry offers an overwhelming number of choices when it comes to exercising at home - Virtual trainers, fitbits, online yoga classes, spotify playlists calibrated to the pace of your HIIT routine, and even squats while you cook. Believe me, if it's been imagined, it's been turned into some sort of program and sold back to you in a product or subscription. And that’s great! Whatever gets you into action and keeps you doing it consistently is a winner in my book. No judgement on those virtual reality jumping jacks. I promise ;)
But today we’re going back to basics. That’s right. There are days, whether you’re in your living room, on a small terrace trying to get a few seconds of peace and quiet for yourself, or you have your own sanctuary dedicated to exercise alone, that you only need your body and nothing more to get a good workout in. Staying fit and in tune with your body isn’t about fancy equipment and it's good to be reminded of that.
And while it’s completely understandable for you to have that dream body in the back of your mind when doing these workouts, we want to mention an even more important reason to remain active. Exercise is in correlation with the immune system, and physical activity is one of the healthiest, most effective ways to boost your immunity. Namely, epidemiological evidence suggests that frequent exercise may lower the chance of the development of chronic conditions, as well as viral and bacterial infections. Finally, a study conducted by J. P. Campbell highlights the role of physical activity in immune regulation and competency, especially when it comes to immune responses to viral and bacterial antigens.
Today, certified personal trainer, Martin Ebner of Ebylife demonstrates a few exercises that’ll get us fit and keep us active right in the comfort of our own homes. They involve nothing more than using our own body weight to get us there. And yes, they actually work if you’re consistent.