But, in an alternate perspective, your early 20s are also a good time to change what’s old and start something new. We mean, a healthy lifestyle. Now, we know it’d be difficult to convince you to eat healthy, and to ask you to hit the gym on a regular basis, even if for your own good, would be out of question. So we’ve come up with a few alternative exercises for you to try at home, after work, after you’re done meeting your friends, after you’re done with your chores—basically, when you’re done for the day and are ready to hit the hay.
- Planks and crunches
- Push-ups and pull-ups
- Squats and lunges
- Jumping rope and jumping jacks
- Stair climbing and bike riding
Planks and crunches
Your best bet to burn that unwanted belly fat—swearing by the age old planks and crunches. Alternate between the two and try variations such as reverse crunches, side crunches, side planks, side jack knives, etc.
Push-ups and pull-ups
Start small by doing 10 every night and then up the count to a 20 (max). Push-ups are a great way to strengthen your core, but don’t overdo them as it may end up interrupting your sleep. Swap them for pull-ups on alternate nights.
Squats and lunges
Your way to getting that bangin’ booty! Push yourself to doing 30 of each, every night, and later calm down to a hip bridge raise. Believe us, you’ll see the results sooner than you start to tire of the routine.
Jumping rope and jumping jacks
In case you’re having trouble sleeping, take out that skipping rope and/or start jumping (jacks) facing the bedroom window. This will not only exert you enough to let you sleep easy, you’ll also catch up on aerobics.
Stair climbing and bike riding
Lastly, the easiest and the most effortless workout ever! Climb the stairs up to the 10th floor of your building and go right back downstairs. Or if you own a bicycle, night time riding is a good exercise to get some air and unwind before bedtime.
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