Exercising isn’t just a means to an end – it should be fun if you want it to work as it should. When you’re physically active, the body releases hormones called endorphins which can improve your mood and focus.
Today we’re going to show you the 10 best exercises which will help you relax and boost your energy levels as well:
Stand upright with your knees bent, then bend your left hand at thigh width and extend the right forward and over your head. Keep the position for 3 deep breaths, then switch your hands. Repeat the exercise 12 times per side.
Squat a bit and lean to the right, then put both your hands in a boxing stance. Now, make 3 steps to the right and punch the air in front of you with your right hand, then repeat the process on left side. Make 10 repetitions per side.
Stand upright with your legs spread, then bend your knees and keep them in line with your toes. Make fists with your hands and keep the left one bent by your body, while extending the right in front of you at chest height. Start breathing deep and punch with your left arm as you inhale while drawing back your right arm as you exhale. Repeat the exercise 30-40 times.
Jump with your right leg and bend the left while raising it to your buttocks. Bend your right arm at a 90-degree angle and raise it up, while keeping the left behind your body. You should make fists with your hands at the same time.
Now, land on both feet and immediately put the left a step forwards – at the same time, your left arm should be in front of you while the right one stays behind your body. Push yourself up from your left foot and jump up like at the beginning, then repeat the exercise 20 times per leg.
Stand upright with your feet at shoulder width and your palms behind your head. Now, rotate your torso to the left while raising the left leg to your buttocks. Repeat the process on the left side, and do 15 repetitions per side.
Stand on your left leg and bend the right one, raising it just enough to grab the ankle with your right arm. Keep your left arm raised up and make a small jump just enough to change sides.
When you land down, you should be holding your left leg with the left arm. Jump up and change sides again and repeat the exercise 20 times.
Stand upright and relax your body, then start jumping up in place. Inhale deeply during the first 5 jumps, and exhale slowly for the next 5. Make 100 jumps in place (or as much as you can), then rest for 30 seconds and make another round.
Stand upright with your feet on the ground, but make sure your left is just a step behind your right leg. Now, squat until your left knee is a bit over the left ankle, then bend your left arm and point it up, while putting the right behind your body. Make sure to make fists with your hands.
Now, jump up and land on your feet with the right arm and leg just a step forward from the left. Jump again and do the opposite, then repeat the exercise 20 times. Take a half-minute break afterwards then do another round.
Go down on your back on the floor and put your arms beside your body with the palms down. Now, raise your legs off the ground, then raise your head up and put your chin down to the chest. S
tart moving your arms up and down – inhale on the first 5 attempts, and exhaled on the following 5. Repeat the movement 100 times, then take a 30-second break and do another round.
Stand upright and leave your hands beside your body, keeping the feet at shoulder-width. Now, jump on your left leg while swinging your right leg and both arms to the right.
Keep the right leg up as high as you can. Next, repeat the movement on your right leg, and repeat the whole exercise 20 times.
All the exercises can be done pretty much anywhere and don’t require any special equipment. Try them yourself – they’re fun and easy to perform and will tone your body in no time.