What is an easy exercise to do to stay fit?

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)
  1. JDeAngelis profile image60
    JDeAngelisposted 7 years ago

    What is an easy exercise to do to stay fit?

    I don't have much time and want to exercise. I'm building a daily routine and need to know if push-ups, sit-ups or squats are best.

  2. ecomama profile image63
    ecomamaposted 7 years ago

    When I am in a hurry I will alternate between doing 25 push ups and then 25 leg "kick backs" on each leg then 25 jumping jacks or run in place for 25 seconds repeat 2 or 3 times.  Then finish up with "standing crunches" instead of getting on the floor stand.  Put one arm in the air and bring it down while lifting your leg to meet it.  Do this at least 20 times on each leg. Good luck!

  3. Marcy-Lipton profile image60
    Marcy-Liptonposted 7 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/5151589_f260.jpg

    You want to stay fit and you dont have a lot of time.

    your answer is power lifting. About three hrs a week.

    what exercises? Bench press, dead lift and squat.

    These three exercises use ALL of your body.

    I can't do the explanation justice in this short answer, please read this article from Tim Ferris-

    Google: "Pavel: 80/20 Powerlifting and How to Add 110+ Pounds to Your Lifts"

  4. MosLadder profile image88
    MosLadderposted 7 years ago

    If those are your choices, combine pushups, situps and squats. For example, 3 rounds of 10-20 each, one after the other, for time. Better yet, do burpees. Either perform a set amount or do as many as possible in a set time.

    Here are some other suggestions I created in response to your question:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Simple-Exercises-to-Stay-Fit

  5. profile image0
    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    If you are able, I think jumping rope is a good exercise.  Other exercises that don't require equipment can include squats and lunges, sit ups, and push ups.

  6. JDeAngelis profile image60
    JDeAngelisposted 7 years ago

    I'd love to do power lifting but I think I'll start with equal sets of push-ups, sit-ups and leg raises, thanks guys this is all very good advice.

  7. rcrm89 profile image60
    rcrm89posted 7 years ago

    They're decent BW exercises to start with...

    After they get easy you can either add resistance or work on more challenging variations like one arm push ups, pistol squats and hanging leg raises.

    Also, try to get more activity into your day-to-day life i.e. walk/move more often

  8. CalSherrifMD profile image60
    CalSherrifMDposted 7 years ago

    if you just want to pick the best out of the three exercises you mentioned that squats would be your best bet in terms of calories burned per minute.

  9. webvidaonline profile image59
    webvidaonlineposted 7 years ago

    Use workout bands to do short 20 minute - high intensity workouts. If you get your heart rate pumped it will increase your metabolism for several hours after your exercise is over.

  10. JQuettaM profile image56
    JQuettaMposted 7 years ago

    Your best option is to do a comibination of all three in a circuit, the reason being is that each of those exercises works a different muscle group.  A good routine should exercise your entire body, so if you add pull-ups to those three exercises you will be getting a full body workout.

  11. visionandfocus profile image69
    visionandfocusposted 7 years ago

    I start the day with 10-15 minutes' hula hoop-ing. It really wakes me up (in a gentle manner) and strengthens my core at the same time. There are special fitness ones for adults (heavier and with bumps on the inside of the ring) but I just use a regular one.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)