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These 7 exercises are all you will need in 2021 to stay fit

Published on:27 December 2020, 12:30pm IST
It’s time to take stock of your physical fitness in 2021. And if you have no idea where to begin, then let these 7 easy exercises help.
Solomon Gomes
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Get set to get fit in 2021. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

One of the most important things that we have taken for granted in 2020 is our health—especially our physical fitness. With long (and slouching) working hours, we’ve lacked getaways for any kind of physical activity this year.

Before the New Year starts, it’s important we see where we stand and take a hard call on our fitness routine. After all, how long can this state of physical inactivity go on before it takes a toll on our body? We say, before it comes to that—let’s change it! 

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These seven exercises are a great place to start if staying fit in 2021 is on your mind:

1. Surya namaskar

This series of movements that allows complete body stretching and toning will make your day. Doing one complete round of surya namaskar scorches around 13.90 calories. It is advisable to start with 5 sets of this exercise initially and then raise it to 108 as you get into the practice of it.

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With each movement, slowly you shall workout each part of your body. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Lunges

These functional movements that strengthen and tone your legs. It is a resistance exercise that provides strength to your back, legs and hips while enhancing mobility and steadiness.

3. Squats

Great for back and legs, squats help to hold and maintain posture, tone the body, and build strength. When done appropriately, squats increase your knee stability and strengthen connective tissue. Do this in reps of 4 along with other exercises for best results.

4. Planks

These help to build strength and keep you fit. With normal planks and side planks, you can build great strength. For learners doing side planks, it is advisable to come into plank position while your head is leaning against a wall. This is an efficient way to stimulate abdominal and middle back muscles.

5. Burpees

The motion of burpees help you build muscle strength and endurance in both your lower and upper body. It is a total body workout that can help you lose some calories easily.

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6. Torso twist

These help with blood circulation, ease digestive issues, and keep your core fit. You can easily tone your lower abs with a 15-minute routine of torso twists three times a day. This is also a very easy to-do-exercise for people of all ages and has proven highly effective in the long run.

7. Dead bug

This exercise is an effective way to toughen and alleviate your back muscles, core, and spine. This improves bad posture and helps reduce lower back pain. You will also develop better body balance and coordination.

These mix of workouts will stretch you, flex you, and most importantly will keep you fit. Add these to your workout routine, because 30 minutes of this mix is what we all need in 2021!

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Solomon Gomes Solomon Gomes

Solomon Gomes is the lead of the trainers program at TREAD, an online fitness startup.