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Let’s be honest; not everyone has had the time and patience to dedicate their days to exercise. But now that we’re stuck at home during the much-needed self-quarantine, we have more than enough time and energy to commit to working out. Whether you want to shed a few extra kilograms, or you’re looking to tone up, here are eight YouTube videos that can help you on your journey.
Don’t forget to up your fibre intake with plenty of fruit and vegetables. You should also cut down on carbohydrates like rice, pasta, and bread, which can all be substituted with healthier alternatives like brown rice and oat-based pasta. Drink at least two litres of water a day, and watch the results happen in no time!
Start your day with five minutes of simple moves that require no equipment apart from your body. This video includes squats, push-ups, and planks.
Fight the belly fat with this 10-minute video that targets your abdominal muscles through a variety of crunches that last for 30 seconds each.
Insanity – Max:30
Anyone who’s into fitness has heard of Insanity workout by Shaun T. The crazy instructor, famous for putting his fans through gruelling workouts that leave them dripping in sweat, released an extra cardio challenge that lasts for 30 minutes. Remember not to overdo it, and work out at your own pace!
One of the most popular workouts that target your whole body is HIIT, which is short for High-Intensity Interval Training. This video is almost 30 minutes long, and it features moves like power jacks, squats, and lunges.
This video focuses on your lower body as it targets your butt and thighs, and it lasts for 20 minutes. It also estimates the burnt calorie count for you, so you can log it into your journal and track your progress.
This 10-minute vlog will only work if you have dumbbells at home. It targets your whole body, especially the biceps, through push-ups, squats, and arm kickbacks.
Dancing is perfect for people who are not generally into workouts because it relies on moving to music as opposed to counting reps or getting the heart rate up. This video lasts for 20 minutes, and it will keep you smiling all the way through!
Saving best for last, yoga is perfect for both the mind and body. You can wrap up your workout routine with this 24-minute video, or if you’re still a beginner, you can start with it and build up your strength!