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Working Out with
Everyday Items at Home

How to get creative with your exercise routine.

Working Out with Everyday Items at Home

When going to the gym isn’t an option, don’t sweat it. You can easily get a good workout at home if you get a little creative. To help get you started, here’s a list of exercises you can do from the comfort of your home using everyday household items.

Stair climbing

Stair climbing

If you’ve got stairs in your home, go on and climb them. Walking up and down stairs just a few times is a great cardio workout. Climbing stairs has even been proven to burn more calories per minute than jogging, plus it helps control weight and build muscle tone. To keep pushing yourself, track the number of steps you take and floors you’ve climbed with the Galaxy Watch Active2

Wall push-ups

Wall push-ups

Not a fan of push-ups? Try wall push-ups instead. They’re a great way to build foundational strength and prepare you for more challenging workouts. Simply put your hands against a wall with your arms at shoulder level, and just a little more than shoulder-width apart, and perform a push-up in standing position.

Book core crunches

Book core crunches

This one’s for the book lovers. If you’re new to exercising, instead of buying a medicine ball or weight plate, use one of your heaviest books instead — they’re perfect for crunches. Lie face-up on the floor with your knees bent and place the book in your hands, extended in front of your chest. Slowly lift your head, neck and shoulders off the floor, and feel your core muscles getting to work.

Chair dips

Chair dips

Looking for a triceps workout? Try chair dips. Sit with your back to a chair, place your hands behind your back on the chair’s corners, and extend your legs. Then, bend your elbows to lower yourself down, and straighten your arms to raise yourself back up. Work up a sweat by doing a few reps, and keep an eye on your heart rate with your Galaxy Watch Active2.*

Tin can bicep curls

Tin can bicep curls

Dumbbells are a gym staple, but if you don’t have any at home, check your pantry. Those cans of beans and soup will do the trick for bicep curls. Start with the smaller, lighter cans before moving your way up to the larger, heavier ones.

Broom twists

Broom twists

Sweeping your kitchen floor with a broom might get your body moving, but by being a little more creative, brooms can also strengthen your core. Just hold the broom behind your shoulders while seated, and twist from left to right to give your core a good workout.

Single-arm basketball push-ups

Single-arm basketball push-ups

Are you a basketball fan? Grab your ball and knock out some single-arm basketball push-ups. Just assume the traditional push-up position with your arms on the ground, but place your basketball under one hand. It’ll help you develop better balance and coordination. Do a few sets of these and remember to check your Galaxy Watch to see how many calories you’ve burned.

*This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.

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