Five exercises you can do anywhere

Five exercises you can do anywhere

It is important to stay fit while in school but sometimes it seems impossible to get to the gym between assignments and classes. These exercises allow you to still feel productive and get a workout in even when you cannot leave your small dorm, office or apartment.

Planks

To get a good ab workout, hold a plank on the floor of your room for at least 30 seconds. Try to keep your body leveled, not letting your bottom half sink or rise above the rest of your body.

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Squats

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees to a 90-degree angle. Keep your chest up to maintain proper form. Squats are a great leg and glute exercise. Try two sets of 20 squats to get the thighs working.

Push-ups

This exercise will help build arm muscle. You can do a knee push-up or a full body push-up; whatever you like best. Aim to complete 15 to 25 push-ups a day and increase the number to build strength.

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Jumping Jacks

This is a great cardio workout that you can do almost anywhere. Try to complete three sets of 25 to get your heart rate up. You can vary the intensity by doing half jacks for an easier workout or star jacks for higher intensity.

Mountain Climbers

To do a mountain climber, start in a traditional plank with your hands and feet on the ground. With your core engaged, bring your right knee to your chest and back down. Alternate feet to simulate climbing a mountain; 45 seconds worth of mountain climbers should have you out of breath and feeling a total-body burn.