Hey there! We are sure, you know how rainy days can bring a sense of relief after hot summers? Well, they can also make you feel a bit lazy and tired sometimes. The rainy season surely has a way get in our way and fitness routine, making us lazy and enjoying savoury snacks.
But don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you have to let go of your fitness goals. It is very important to think whether a season can meddle with our fitness goals and how we must stick to our disciplined routine.
Today we are going to talk about how we can’t let the rain get in the way of our fitness journey, embrace our surroundings and make the most of what you have at home. Let us discuss some of the easiest ways to keep you going and stay fit during the monsoon-
- Yoga- India’s boon the world
Yoga offers an excellent means to stay in shape and also aids in managing health concerns like respiratory issues, stress management, diabetes and keeping your cholesterol level in check. Simply lay out your yoga mat in your room and engage in various yoga poses like Tadasana, Trikonasana, Balasana, Dhanurasana, Uttansana, Halsana, Sirsasana and Garudasana among various others. Additionally, you can incorporate bodyweight exercises like squats and pushups, which contribute to enhancing your muscular strength. So, practicing yoga and these exercises not only keep you fit but also benefit your respiratory health.
- Plank for the win
Planks are really an ideal option and can be done at the comfort of your homes. To perform this exercise, start by getting into a pushup position and then gradually lower your body towards the floor by bending your arms. Afterward, maintain the same position, but this time with your arms fully extended. At first, try to hold this position for around 30 seconds.
Though it may appear simple, this exercise is quite challenging and effectively targets your core muscles such as the abs, stabilizer muscles, and back, helping to tone and strengthen them.
- Create a mini gym at home
You can even create a mini gym right at home so that you don’t have to step out. You don’t need fancy equipment. Some basic equipment like skipping ropes, Bosu balls (half-round stability balls), resistance bands, kettlebells, and dumbbells can do wonders. You can also consider purchasing affordable equipment like a yoga mat, skipping rope, and stepper.
These items can have remarkable effects on your fitness and don’t take up much space either. You’ll find numerous workout tutorials using these tools on various online platforms. If you have more space available, you might also think about getting a treadmill, stationary cycle, or trampoline.
- Spot Jogging
A simple form of exercise that the rain gods will not interfere with is spot jogging. Fitness junkies and people with a regular exercise regime will agree that it is not mandatory to step out to jog. It serves as an excellent pre-workout activity, as it effectively prepares your body for the rest of the exercise routine without risking any muscle strain.
All you have to do is raise your knees and then gently bring them back down to the ground. Simultaneously, move your hands as if you were running outdoors. It might seem like you’re running in place, but this exercise efficiently warms up your body for the upcoming workout.
- Indulge in core exercises
Core exercises like squats, lunges, dead bugs, crunches, reverse crunches, sit-ups, V-sits, butterfly sit-ups and leg raises among others are an excellent wat to keep yourself fit. These exercises will help in focusing on your upper and lower body, while making your body flexible and muscles strong. All these exercises can be performed in a limited space and have major health benefits.
- Sign up for an online fitness class
If you need that extra push and motivation during the rainy season, you must get in touch with a professional fitness trainer. A fitness trainer can create a customized workout plan tailored to your specific needs, preferences, and available equipment at home. They can design exercises that are effective, safe, and enjoyable to keep you motivated. They can keep you on track with your workouts, check your progress, and offer encouragement and support along with nutrition advice to complement your exercise routine and help you maintain a balanced and healthy diet.
The pleasant rainy weather will always play with our mood. However, the decision vests with us whether we wish to indulge in regular cravings for a “sugary tea” and “pakoras” or invest in our health through regular exercise. The main idea is to keep moving and find fun ways to exercise even when it’s raining outside. Your body will thank you, and you’ll feel great both physically and mentally. Be in charge of your health and ditch the cozy bed to practice a daily workout.
Say goodbye to excuses, stay fit and enjoy your rainy days! I am here to make your indoor fitness routine more fun with each passing day. Get in touch, today.
More power and love from my end.