Working out regularly can do wonders for you. Not only does it help you stay fit, but it also has several benefits for the skin. It improves your digestion and metabolism, helping your body absorb nutrients from your diet needed to maintain good skin. Also, when you work out, your body releases endorphins, which enables you to destress and improves blood circulation, which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin and gives your skin a healthy glow.
Working out might seem monotonous now that gyms are closed. If you’re lacking inspiration for ways to keep fit and get moving regularly, let these celebrities show you how to get your body moving while stuck at home!
Pro tip - One of the best times to squeeze in a home workout is in the morning before you start work. That way, you are not too tired after the household chores of the day. So skip that snooze button and get moving with these celeb-inspired home workouts!
- 01. 30-minute tone-up sets
- 02. Get into the yoga state of mind
- 03. Ballet barre to get those endorphins flowing
- 04. Try Tabata for a little intensity
- 05. Combine cardio and toning with a staircase exercise
01. 30-minute tone-up sets
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Katrina Kaif was the first actress who spoke about home workouts when the lockdown hit last year and has a pretty good 30-minute routine to burn calories, tone up and stay active. Her routine includes low impact reps of squats, leg lifts, lunges, situps, push-ups, planks and mountain climbers, which can quickly be done at home. They focus on toning various parts of your body and can be a good way to keep those muscles burning and skin radiating!
02. Get into the yoga state of mind
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If you’re a beginner, you can try yoga. It not only works on the body but also the mind. It detoxifies and reduces cortisol levels, helping prevent acne and pimples, giving you that lovely glow. The always glowing Rakul Preet Singh is a big believer in the many benefits of at-home yoga for both working out and resting your body, and we stand by it. Whether you practice beginners’ yoga or dabble into power poses, the practice is so good to keep your skin healthy from within.
03. Ballet barre to get those endorphins flowing
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You do not have to be a trained dancer to successfully do a ballet barre workout (or need a bar, for that matter!) A quick ballet session can pump the right amount of happy hormones into your system. No wonder Jacqueline Fernandez looks so in shape, with enviable clear skin that can only come when you are happy and content from the inside out!
04. Try Tabata for a little intensity
Kudos to Sara Ali Khan, who is able to hold on to her abs even during quarantine, thanks to her Tabata practice on a routine basis. This high-intensity interval training workout (HIIT) is good for moderate fitness levels. It starts with intense training for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds rest and a repetition of 8-10 similar rounds. Trust us when we say that this one will get you sweating, help detoxify your body and improve blood circulation in your body to get glowing like Sara!
05. Combine cardio and toning with a staircase exercise
Yet another celebrity who made staying in shape look easy during the lockdown in Shilpa Shetty Kundra. Her secret? Using her staircase to combine a fun cardio and toning routine! We love the fact that you can get the benefits of an exhilarating run even without stepping outside the building with this routine.
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