If you are a fitness freak but monsoons are preventing you from getting your daily dose of fitness, then here are few tips to help you work out indoors, from Meenakshi Subramaniyam, coach at HealthifyMe.com.
Start with simple stretching exercises to warm-up followed by five minutes spot jogging. Follow it up with 15 minutes of rigorous cardio to get the heart beat up and start the fat burning process.
Get few simple exercising devices like dumbbells, skipping rope, resistance tubes, etc. at home. One can opt for skipping, stair climbing, hopping, jumping jacks, etc to stay active during monsoons.
To strengthen body muscles, toning the body and preventing joints from injury, do a combination of 20 squats + 20 lunges (each leg) + 20 pushups. You repeat this set 2-4 times as per your capacity.
Try hardcore floor exercises like planks, crunches and leg raises. You can start with a plank position for 30 seconds and repeat it again. Then lie down on your back and do 20 crunches + 20 reverse crunches + 20 alternate leg raises. Repeat this set 2 times.
Dance workouts like zumba and masala bhangra are fun and flexible to enjoy indoor monsoon work out. Stick to the same time plan for workout sessions at home. Make sure the session is 45 minutes at least.