Get into the fitness mode… NOW!

Come monsoon and you tend to skip your healthy habits and get lazy as a sloth. For this once, break that lethargy and gather your willpower to get a fitter body. Anusha Iyengar lists down some great ways to help you do just that.

0n a beautiful rainy day, you simply want to occupy the cosiest spot of your house with a cup of tea and some fried food and enjoy the weather. Suddenly, you don’t want to care about how hard you worked all year to burn those calories and fit into that gorgeous dress. Now, that sounds a little alarming. While it’s extremely important to stay fit during this season, it’s even more important to maintain your fitness level by being regular with your workout. Check out the following ways that will help you stay fit.

How to kickstart your day with energy

Getting some exercise in the morning should be your top priority. Other than a healthy diet and all the other tips that help you stay fit, experts at Talwalkars Better Value Fitness suggest these stretches. It will make you active and help you kickstart your day with energy.

Upward stretch

  1. Raise your arms towards the sky.
  2. Lace your fingers together and raise your hands above your head, palms facing upward.
  3. Elongate your spine and feel the stretch in your rib cage and arms.
  4. Hold for a count of 10 and then incorporate a sitting side stretch into the sequence to target your torso.

Neck and shoulder stretch

  1. To stretch the muscles on the right side of your neck, turn your left ear over to your left shoulder and hold for 20 seconds.
  2. Repeat on the other side to stretch out your left side.
  3. Relax for a moment and then roll your shoulders to the back, and then to the front.
  4. Then lift them up to your ears, tensing the muscles, and allow
    them to drop completely. Repeat this sequence three times.

Reclining spinal twist

  1. Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds on each side and don’t be alarmed if you hear some ‘cracks’ in your spine when you twist into the pose.
  2. Don’t force anything here; just feel your spinal column wringing itself out after a good night’s sleep.

Lying side quad stretch

  1. Most people are used to stretching their quads while standing up, but it’s also something you can do while lying down.
  2. To really maximise your quad stretch, squeeze your butt while being active in the position.
  3. Since quads are one of the
    most overworked muscles in the body, make sure to stretch them every day.

Hamstring stretch

  1. Make sure that when you do this stretch, your pelvis is square (keep your hips centred and flat).
  2. Think of it as a way to wake up your legs, rather than helping you make it into the splits.
    Circle your ankles a few times in each direction.

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