Burning calories is not an easy task, it is hard when you are at home because you don’t have any resources available at home. But don’t worry you can still be fit at home. Due to lockdown in many countries due to the rapid spread of the virus, it’s been hard to go out for jogging, running, sprinting, walking and many countries have still restricted outdoor physical activities.
Restrictions do not mean that you can not commit yourself to be fit. Restriction simply is for telling that you cannot perform all the activities, but you can still perform some of them.
If burning calories is your goal during lockdown then you have probably come to the right place.
Why calorie burning is important?
Burning calories helps in losing weight and get you in proper shape. Moreover, burning calories is associated with losing unnecessary fat from your body to rich your goal of health.
In this lockdown, you should probably focus on improving your health, because these are the period of your life when you can get time for your calorie-burning goals at home.
Calorie burning helps you to work on a faster scale as you become more energetic due to weight loss and more strong because of building muscle.
This is the best time where you have less stress about your work life and surroundings. Calorie burning doesn’t always have to be related to eating food or exercise, you can also perform simple tasks like washing clothes, washing utensils, cleaning room, taking care of your family members by doing household work which will be helpful for you as well as them.
Following are the ways to burn calories at home:
1. Exercise the right way
Exercising the right way means doing the right exercise in proper ways. In other words, if your goal is to burn belly fat then you should do the exercise accordingly, however, shoulder exercises will not be helpful in such cases, this means doing the “right exercise”. Now you have a good belly related exercise to do then comes the factor of proper composure, posture, reps, and motion which is states as “proper ways”.
This are some exercises to do at home to burn calories:
- Crunches /Situps: 20-40 Reps of 2-3 sets
- Squats: 15-20 Reps of 2-3 sets
- Burpies: 15-20 Reps of 2-3 sets
- Plank: 40secs-1min
Above are some basic exercises to perform without any equipment.
You can also try some premade workout forums and routines:
- HIIT workout (High Intensity Interval Training)
- Tabata workout
- Murph workout (Without 1-mile run)
2. Work on proper diet
With exercise, you should also consider adding various types of nutrition-rich meals to your schedule. If there are no calories to burn how will you get your fitness goal? The body will just start shrinking which is not good.
- Proper diet should consist of enough calories which will come handy throughout the day
- Incomplete portions are not recommended
- Try adding various smoothies
- Try resisting mid cravings
- Drink coconut water
- The more the protein the faster the growth of various muscle-building tissues so as far as possible try getting enough protein form various food items.
- Drink lukewarm water as it can help you to burn calories more.
3. Start doing yoga
Yoga is one of the oldest and greatest techniques in burning calories and bonuses it can also provide other beneficial aspects such as flexibility, proper and improved digestion, and can also help in improving and developing balance.
Yoga is recommended to do early in the morning with a nice clean mat with a proper warmup. You can see videos on youtube for guidance from the professionals.
4. Train your brain
Our brain can burn more calories as compared to our body. Yes, you heard it right brain burns can help burn more calories. The brain is one of the most important part of our body as it regulates our activities, stores memories, etc. To perform such activities our brain needs more and more calories to burn.
Training your brain means nourishing it with important information and not forcing it to do so.
Following are the ways to get your brain to start burning calories:
- Read more and more books
- Read magazines whether they are old or new
- Read the newspaper and try to remember the headlines
- The best way is to meditate as it can also improve your focus, concentration, and many other aspects.
- Try taking new challenges for your brain like brain quizzes, etc.
- Train your brain by solving crossword puzzles
Always remember that don’t stress too much, increase your brain training slowly but effectively. For example, instead of reading the whole book in one day try reading only two to three pages per day. This will reduce the stress on your brain as well as keep your mood up for reading every day.
The bottom line:
You should always look after your health and live up to your calorie-burning goals by doing proper exercise, working on proper diet, doing yoga, and training your brain. Do not rush it, the Taj Mahal was not built in one day and hence efficiency is the key means how much you do does not matter much, the proper way of doing it matters.