4 Home Exercises to Wake Up your Mind and Body

Toby Green on 3 April 2020
Woman exercising at home in front of window.

With most of us now working from home due to the current COVID-19 situation, it can be easy to fall out of our routines as we’re cooped up all day.

While staying on top of your mental wellbeing is an important aspect of dealing with the lockdown, it’s also a good idea to keep on top of your physical well being, to help improve your overall health during this time period. 

At Student Hut, we’ve prepared some easy exercises to help keep you in shape over the next few weeks. Check out the activities below to get started!

Forearm Plank 

While many of you probably remember planking as an early 2000s meme, the Forearm Plank is a completely unrelated activity, and one which can boost your core strength effectively. 

Try holding the pose for a few minutes each morning to wake up before getting ready for the day ahead.

Push Ups 

A tried-and-tested favourite of the gymless, push ups are a really effective way of keeping your muscles toned and your cardiovascular system in good shape. Aim for around 10 at first, and then increase to as many as you feel comfortable doing in one session.

Jumping Jacks

This exercise really needs no explaining. 

Not only are Jumping Jacks great for cardiovascular health and toning muscles, but they are also just plain fun. Be sure to get at least a minute in, and then build up to as many as you feel comfortable doing. 

Go for a Walk or a Run

Admittedly, this isn’t strictly indoors (unless you have access to a treadmill). However, as per government advice, we are allowed out once a day for some exercise, provided we avoid getting within 2 metres of others. 

Sunlight and the great outdoors has proven health benefits, everything from vitamin D to reduced stress and anxiety levels, so if you have the opportunity be sure to have a break from your screens. 

Just remember, no driving to national parks to walk the dog.

Got some more easy exercises? Reach us on Twitter @studenthutuk and let us know your thoughts. 

Toby Green
Toby Green on 3 April 2020