Updated: May 12
Almost everywhere we have green spaces and areas that can be used, and local parks are fantastic places to use.
By taking decisive action and begin working out, you can prevent many health conditions from happening such as heart disease and diabetes type two.
These exercises you can try for free. Running, press ups, planks, lunges and glute bridges. These exercises are balanced and benefit your whole body.
All of these exercises are simple and suitable for absolute beginners. Why? Simply there are easier versions of each and they can all be broken down in to simple sequences till you get stronger.
Running..... start as walk, then intermittent jogging. (This is for your cardiovascular fitness, improving the health of your heart and lungs).
Press ups..... a great body conditioning exercise, building your strength, and my favourite! Start on your knees if you cant do a full press up (box press up).
Planks..... on forearms, hold for a few seconds and build it up. The whole body should be perfectly straight, elbows directly under your shoulders. A plank is a good strength and stamina exercise targeting your core.
Lunges..... perfecting technique is crucial here, but almost anyone can do them, take them slow and steady, try five on each leg. Starting in a standing position, hands on hips and stepping forward. Bring the leg back to the start and swap legs. The rear leg should bend at the knee and be positioned just above the ground. Lunges are a great way to build up your leg strength.
Glute bridges..... most definitely can be done in the smallest of spaces! Lying on your back, knees bent and feet flat. Keeping your neck and shoulders on the ground, simply raise your hips so there is a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Glute bridges have many benefits, exercising the glutes, abdominals and lower back.
It is also a good exercise for body alignment, a straight line from the shoulders through the hips to the knees. This makes it a good body awareness exercise learning body positioning and control too!