5 Simple Exercises to Do Every Day
It is a commonplace occurrence that we sometimes find ourselves thinking: “What is the best way to keep myself healthy?” Generally speaking, being healthy simply implies being able to do everyday tasks without any type of discomfort. How can we be healthier in an easy, and very convenient way? Simple. Do these 5 exercises every day to increase your range of motion.
Everything We Need to Know About How the Body Moves
Range of Motion (ROM) is how much movement our mobile joints possess. It is relevant because we need it for everyday actions. One of the bad things about sedentarism is that remaining in the same position for endless hours takes a toll on our bodies.
Very few elements will be needed to do this. A mat will do the trick. Yet in this case, the bigger, the safer. A large exercise mat will reduce the risk of slipping. An extra large exercise mat can be quite useful for movements that involve displacements too.
The exercises shown are dynamic (with movement) with the sets and reps mentioned on each one. Without further ado, here they are!
This one can be done in a static way (holding the stretch, and then switching) or in a dynamic way. The latter is the one to be showcased here. Do it for 3 sets of 20 reps. Here is a better example of how to do it.
Quadruped Torso Rotations
This exercise will do wonders for those of us who are restrained in the chest area. Do this for 3 sets of 10 reps on each side, for a total of 20 reps on each set. Here is how to do it.
The Bird Dog is quite akin to the previously shown exercises, as you need to be on knees and hands but now you want to stretch your arm above your head, and your opposite leg in the opposite direction. Then bring those limbs together, and do it again. Do it for 3 sets of 10 reps on each side, 20 reps total. Here is how to do it.
Good Morning Bends
Now we are going to stand! This one is used at the gym, but it can also be done without elements. You want to stand shoulder width with parallel legs with the hands behind your head, and do a hip flexion forward, as if taking a vow. Here you can opt for 3 sets of 10 reps. An example can be found here.
Another gym exercise that can be done at home without elements! Here the position is similar to Good Morning Bends, but instead of keeping your knees straight, you will pretend to sit on a chair while doing it. We advise you to perform 3 sets of 10 reps. A detailed explanation is here.
Getting Better Mobility
If you do these exercises or most of them every day, you are guaranteed to see overall improvements in your mobility as days go by. Always remember to use adequate materials for the drills depicted. S36 provides top-notch mats that suit your mobility exercise requirements. You can get them here.