Sports During the Rainy Season, Why Not?

Cold weather or wet environment due to rain should not be your reason for lazing. Whatever the season, don’t give up! Store away blankets, wear comfortable clothes, start moving to keep the body fit and healthy.

“Lazy sports, ah! It’s raining outside, “you say to yourself. In fact, sports, right, can still be done indoors. The following is a simple physical exercise that you can do indoors when it is raining outside.

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Go down the stairs

The simplest exercise that can be done at home is by going up and down stairs. Make sure the thigh muscles are raised high enough so that the knee forms a 90-degree angle with each step. Although simple, but going up and down stairs can effectively burn fat while tightening muscles in the thighs, calves, and abdomen.

Want more challenging? Step by going through two steps at a time. If starting with your right foot, straighten the left side behind and then lift it up the higher stairs.

The use of barbells or similar weights in this exercise can also help maximize fat burning, as well as being useful for toning arm muscles. To be safer, just carry one weight with one hand in turn so that the other free hand can be a support when the body suddenly lacks balance.

Push-ups and planks

Are you reluctant to move because you don’t want to make noise or there are no stairs at home? You can do push-ups and planks.

Do the classic push-up movements 15 times with 3 repetitions. Give a pause between repetitions for 10 seconds to rest. This push-up movement can be done with a pedestal on the base of the finger or knee, according to ability.

At the end of the third set, do the plank movement. Take a position as if you were going to do push-ups, but with your elbows bent and in line with your shoulders. The feet should be level with the hips, while the elbows should be level with the shoulders. Grasp your hands. Contract your abdominal muscles. The body must be level, straight from head to foot, with the support on the elbow (not on the palm). Hold this position for at least 60 seconds.

Push-ups and planks can drain energy, which means that it effectively burns excess fat in the body!

Practicing yoga

If you like calm, flowing movements, and have a relaxing effect, yoga is the answer. Currently there are many yoga movement guides on the internet that you can make a reference. Starting from simple, to complicated movements that require advanced skills.

If you are a beginner, one that is easy to do but is very useful is the position of the boat or Navasana plenary.

First of all, take a sitting position with legs straight forward. Lift your heels slowly to the maximum height you can. Make sure the knee is awake straight during this movement. Straighten both arms forward. Hold that position for at least 20 seconds. Repeat four times. The result, fat in the stomach will burn. Thigh muscles, back, and legs will be trained stronger.

Apart from the position of the boat, another yoga movement that can also be done is Urdhva Mukha Svanasana. First, lie down on your stomach. Make sure the instep touches the floor completely. After that, place both hands beside your waist and slowly lift your body like you want to do a push-up. The difference is, in the Urdhva Mukha Svanasana the chest is kept in an upright position with the face facing forward. Thus, a curve will form in the back area.

The position of urdhva mukha svanasana is good for exercising muscular flexibility and maintaining strength along the spine. In yoga, this position is the classic ‘greeting the sun’ position. Accompany with relaxation, close your eyes, take a deep breath, then exhale slowly.

A series of simple movements can be a loyal friend to evict lazy when the rainy season comes. Even if it’s done at home, this exercise has proven to be effective at burning fat and producing a lot of sweat!

Even so, it is important to know that when the body sweats, germs are vulnerable to attack. Unclean bathing habits coupled with potential touches on surfaces that contain germs will increase the potential for skin infections. This can also occur in areas of the body covered by clothing.

The exact solution is to take a shower after exercising with antiseptic soap. Bathing with soap is proven to reduce germs on the surface of the skin and can prevent infections caused by germs.