Stay fit: Outdoor exercises

If you have had enough of exercising at closed gym hall or your own room, go do it out in the open. It has many benefits: You need little or no equipment, no crowd, better air and sunlight, and anytime workout possibility, among others. Here are some simple yet effective outdoor exercises for you.


When done correctly lunges will work every muscle in your legs. Step forward with your one leg and lower your upper body by bending your leg. Allow your knee to go forward beyond your toes as you come down. Push up and back and then repeat with the other leg.

Push ups

This is one of the most effective upper body exercises. Put your hands at medium, wide and close gaps while exercising. Alternating those will ensure maximal stimulation to the chest, shoulders, and triceps.

Step ups

Find an elevated surface and simply step up, step down, and then repeat on the other side alternating back and forth. Keep your back straight and head up to maximise the muscle recruitment and cardiovascular workout.

Chin ups

Find a place where you can hang on with your hands. Then bring your body up completely until your chin is at or above your hands, and lower down to the start slowly. Keep


Duck Walks

Simply squat down until your thighs are at or below parallel to the ground, stay in that position, and start walking. Go about 10 steps and then walk backwards to your starting point. Repeat as many times as necessary. — Compiled