Cues for healthy living
Riddhi Vyas cues you into living the fit life.
A research study conducted at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Egypt, states that resistance training is extremely beneficial for the bones, heart and muscles. It increases strength, reduces muscle atrophy as well as lowers the risk of various diseases and issues caused by high blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It recommends some simple exercises that should be repeated thrice a week:
Side Leg Lifts: Lie on your left side with your right leg extended over the top of your left leg. Place your head on your left arm and your right hand on the floor for balance. Hold the pose for two to three seconds. Repeat with the right leg over left. Do 8-10 reps.
Dumbbell Overhead Raises: Hold a set of dumbbell in in both hands at shoulder height with elbows bent. Lift them above your head, hold for one second and return to position. Do 8-10 reps.
Band Squats: Stand on the middle of a resistance band with your legs hip-width apart. Holding one end of the band, bend your knees and squat, then return to start. Do 8-10 reps.
Standing Curls: Stand with your feet on the middle of the resistance band. Hold the ends of the band in both hands with arms at your side, palms facing forward. Tighten your tummy muscles and bend elbows upwards, pulling the band with you. Do 8-10 reps.