Being a comic artist, you spend most of your day sitting on your desk drawing sketches of your upcoming comics. We all know sitting for prolonged periods of time is not recommended, so it’s important in between your working day, to incorporate some form of exercises. There are several exercises that you can do from the comfort of your home.
No matter your fitness level or age, these activities will help you in the best shape and reduce your risk of any diseases.
Walking is simple, but powerful. It will help you stay slim, strengthen your bones, maintain your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Several studies have proven that walking can even enhance memory and defy age-related memory loss.
You will need a supportive pair of shoes. Begin with short distances like 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Over time, increase the distance and pace, until you can walk for 30 to 60 minutes in a week.
Squats are great calorie burners as they use the most muscle groups in the body. Squats exercises involve an up and down motion of the body that is similar to getting out of a chair. Some trainers will suggest that a person who is new to doing squats practice by getting up and down a chair. The right way to start is to keep your back straight, feet wide apart at shoulder length with both of the arms extended, knees over the ankles and then bend with your butt slightly touching the chair; then get back to your original standing position.
After some time, stop using the chair, and you will be doing squats that are effective. Incorporating squats into your routine is important. When strength training, you can hunch holding dumbbells in your hands.
Pushups with Hips Extensions
This exercise is great for strengthening the shoulder and core muscles. It will help you reduce and tone your arms. Do a repeated push up with your hands and knees.( Not the feet). Elevate the right leg to the back and stretch it the farthest you can. As you perform this move, pull your belly button in. When the core muscles are tightened, lower your chest to the ground till both of the elbows get to a 90-degree angle. Lift yourself up and get back to your starting point. Do ten repetitions.
Interval Training is doing different types of exercise at a varying pace. For instance, if you are walking or running, change the speed of the exercise. If you are using on a spin bike, you can use normally for a minute or so, then speed up a little bit, then get back to normal speed different times.
Interval training assists the body to regulate its aerobic system to burn extra calories, lose weight and strengthen muscles. The most important thing is to change the intensity in your workout rather than going at a steady pace.
Yoga assists the body to become aware of your body’s posture, patterns of movement and alignment. It helps the body feel stretchier and loosens you up even when stressed. It helps one feel more energized, peaceful and happier. The best thing about yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere.
When getting started on a fitness routine, begin slowly. If you start at the peak, you are likely to burn out and give up exercising altogether. You may also get hurt by performing a move your body is not accustomed to.