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Easy ways to exercise from home

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 17:12:40-04

Even though the gyms are closed, you can still get a good workout at home without buying any equipment.

Paige Johnson, a fitness instructor at OneLife says there are a couple things you can try.

Start by getting some 'weights.' That can mean grabbing a gallon jug of milk or water or filling a bag with books or water bottles.

You can use the jug for something like a single arm row and the bag can be used to do squats.

If you want to work out your triceps, you don't even need weights. Just use a chair and your own body weight.

If you’ve got kids, Johnson says the best way to keep them from interrupting your workout is to get them involved.

Grab a deck of cards and make each suit a different exercise, such as pushups for hearts.

Take turns drawing a card. The number of reps you'll do is the number on the card.

Whatever you do, Johnson says it’s important to do something.

“Working out at home is really important not only for your physical health but for your mental health as well. A lot of us are stuck at home and isolated from our friends and family and only have our immediate family here with us, so being able to stay happy and energetic with exercise is really important," said Johnson.

She suggests aiming for 30 minutes of exercise a day, even if it’s not high intensity.

You can see a full demonstration of exercises in the video above.