The importance of workouts & daily basic workouts from home

by DVaaR The door to your wellbeing! on Nov 27, 2020

The importance of workouts & daily basic workouts from home



Are you still of the belief that workouts are only about losing weight? Do you think ‘staying fit’ solely refers to one’s physique? Gone are the days when such a narrow perspective would suffice.

 Over the past decade or more, doctors and mental health practitioners have emphasized the importance of daily physical exercise. Today, most consider a good physique merely as an added bonus to the other less visible but more pertinent uses of every day workouts. 

  Being a natural mood-enhancer, psychologists, therapists as well as psychiatrists prescribe a minimum-time daily workout for disorders such as depression, anxiety, acute stress, and sleep irregularities to name a few. Research has even indicated daily workouts having a direct impact on brain functionality and memory; brain functionality such as cognitive abilities, learning, and concentration; and also reducing the risk of cognitive degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Physicians insist on daily exercise for a range of diseases and disorders, even chronic ones like High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, different kinds of cancer, and so on. 

 In today’s day and age, most of us are constantly glued to our laptops and screens, overworking ourselves in the name of ‘productivity’. Especially during the pandemic where our overall physical activities have been curbed, our energy levels seem to have had an evident dip. Therefore, more so, it is crucial that we invest a minimum of 15 to 30 mins daily to exercise. 

Still not convinced? Well, listed below are a few broad, researched, and globally accepted reasons, over and above the aforementioned, why almost all medical practitioners insist on it!

 1. Daily workout is good for your heart: In addition to reducing cholesterol (LDL) that clogs arteries and increases HDL or what is commonly referred to as ‘good cholesterol’, as it reduces blood pressure thereby easing the stress on the heart, daily exercise also strengthens the heart muscles. This in turn helps you steer clear of an array of diseases like coronary heart disease, blood clots, and heart attack.

 2. Daily exercise supplements and helps maintain your immune system:A low immune system can result in various diseases ranging from frequent common colds to asthma and more. Even Covid-19 is severely damaging to those with a flailing immune system.  Working out daily enables the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients that are crucial to fight viruses and bacteria while helping in flushing out toxins. 

 3. Daily and consistent working out helps keep one motivated and confident: Fighting against taking a skip-day and completing a tyrannical workout when you much rather stay indoors and comfy in your bed, can make you feel accomplished and motivated. If done right, working out releases endorphins, that further leave you energized. And consistently sticking to the plan and seeing the progress you’ve made can, not only make you confident but also clear your head of all debilitating thoughts – thereby improving one’s well-being and mental health as well. Every single person has days and phases when they feel low, demotivated, and as though they much rather snuggle up in bed. But what differentiates winners from others is fighting through one’s inherent self-sabotaging nature and pushing through. And that’s what we want to help you do!

 Want some quick yet effective workout exercises that you can do from the comfort and safety of your home? Need something that you can pair and do interchangeably, as per your time constraints? We’ve got you covered.

 A few commonly trusted exercises that require no workout equipment, except a good workout mat. Don’t have even that? No need to fret. has a range of sustainable, aesthetic, long-lasting mats made from natural materials for you to choose from!  

  1. Lunges: Challenging your balance and working your legs and glutes, this is one of the most trusted exercises that promote functional movement. 

 2. Push ups: Using your own body weight, this exercise works upper-body strength, promotes bone density, and strengthens core muscles. 

 3. Squats: Increasing lower body & core strength, works the glutes and wide-leg squats can also work the inner-thighs.

 4. Burpees: Single most effective whole-body workout, it is great for cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength. 

 5. Planks: Working the abdominal muscles as well as the full-body, along with stabilizing the core. 

 6. Glute Bridge: This works your entire lower body region, especially the glutes. 

  7. Sit-ups & Crunches: Probably the most famous at-home-exercises known for its effectiveness, it works the abdominal muscles and strengthens the core.

8. High Knees: This cardio-intensive exercise works all the leg muscles, improving momentum, coordination, and flexibility. 

  9. Calf Raises: Extremely effective in working the calves, it also strengthens the ankle and stability. 

10. Jumping Jacks: A cross between aerobic exercise and resistance work, it efficiently works the full-body and is also great for the heart and lungs. 

  The most important thing to remember while working out is to draw a balance between pushing yourself but knowing and respecting your body’s limit. And acknowledging that you might not be as fit as the next person but your competition shouldn’t be anyone else but yourself. Remind yourself, you cannot compare your 1st Chapter with another’s 100th. You’ve got to start somewhere, even the fittest of the fittest didn’t reach there over-night. So stick to your plan, and every single day that consistent effort will help you reap the fruits of your hard-work. 

And remember – even the best relapse. So should you happen to slip into your earlier patterns? Chin up, dust off, and begin again.

                                                                                              - Sayasha 





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