Last updated on Jun 16th, 2020 at 12:29 am

 The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.

Body weight exercises

You really should be able to move your body around. I mean, it’s YOUR body, after all.

You see, being strong enough to do some air squats, sit ups, and push ups (even women’s pushups) is a fairly basic level of strength.

As we age, we lose muscle strength and bone density. It is REALLY important to maintain your functionality as you age. This will protect you from serious injury and will help you to be more independent and capable for longer.

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If you don’t have basic strength, you NEED to start training NOW. And lockdown is a good time to start putting a routine in place. Exercise is good for you mind and body. It’s a great stress reliever, it gives you something to do  besides watching TV and snacking on the couch, and it helps set you up for a longer, healthier life. Good deal!

But the gym is closed?

A lot of people are not doing any exercise during lockdown because the gym is closed. And that’s NOT okay, because you CAN do body weight exercises at home.

A few sets of squats, sit ups, and push ups is FAR better than NOTHING.

So do it. It’ll keep you further away from death’s door, and that’s a good thing.

Here’s a sample workout to get you started:

  • 20 air squats
  • 20 sit ups
  • 10 push ups
  • repeat all three times

Easy, right? Get going.

If you need some motivation, or some tips on how to do these exercises correctly so that you don’t hurt yourself, check YouTube. There are millions of hours of good exercise and weight loss content online. Find a trainer that you like, and follow their exercises. Make sure you push yourself to do better every time. You will not be disappointed with the results.

 

 

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