‘Life gets in the way’ is the usual answer people give when asked why they cannot work out. While it is a valid reason, there is always a workaround. Even if you’re working daily eight-hour shifts, you can squeeze in a short exercise to get the body moving

Many people relied on simple home exercises for fitness routines during the pandemic. Small bedroom spaces became makeshift workout facilities that, even with the challenge presented, nonetheless got the job done. 

Gyms may be back up and running, but many folks still need more time to pay the facility a regular visit. If this applies to you, these easy yet practical home exercises should help keep you in shape. 

The Main Goal of Home Exercises

The main goal is to bring the heart rate up, at the very least. It allows your body to move blood and oxygen much more efficiently, which leads to more burned calories and weight loss. 

The University of Texas MD Cancer Center shared a simple formula to know the maximum heart rate depending on one’s age: 

“Maximum heart rate: the highest rate your heart can obtain during activity”. To find your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. For example, if you’re 40 years old, subtract 40 from 220 to get a maximum heart rate of 175.