4 Easy And Practical Wellness Activities For High School Students At Home

Whether you’re a high school student stuck at home or you’re a teacher worried about the health of your students, this blog post is for you! Learning about different ways to exercise at home is a great way to find out what routines you enjoy doing, which will have huge benefits for physical and mental health, giving you a refreshing energy boost!

A successful at-home exercise plan for teenagers should not be too strenuous, as findings show that too much exercise can take a toll on the mental and physical health of teenagers.

Listed below are some great wellness activities for high school students, suitable even for complete beginners!


Beginner At-Home Workouts For Teenagers

For starters, it is recommended that teens get about 60 minutes of exercise per day. This is easily doable at home without any equipment. Learning simple strength-building exercises at home is a great way to start.

For chest and triceps, you can do three sets of push-ups with 60 seconds of rest in between the sets, and for back and biceps, you can also repeat the same amount of exercises except replaced with pull-ups.

Here are some more detailed explanations regarding these exercises. Remember, it is recommended that you do this routine about 2-3 times a week. Don’t overdo it!
For leg exercises, squats are a good option. One alteration of squats is chair squats as explained more in detail in this article
For ab exercises, the plank is a classic position. The plank position also has alterations that you can try, after all, it is good to change up your workout routine once in a while! 

Free Training Videos Online

It is really easy to find free workout routine videos online. Youtube has a huge amount of workout videos made by various creators, and there are some targeted at teens specifically. 

Joanna Soh is one example of a Youtuber that makes workout videos for teens. Some of her videos include quick workouts that don’t require any equipment!


Get Into Yoga!

“Yoga doesn’t take time …it gives time.”

Yoga is an excellent way to start your day, as it’s a great way to relieve stress, boost immunity, improves posture and flexibility amongst other great benefits. 

To get started, all you really need is a yoga mat, which is quite inexpensive. If a yoga mat isn’t possible for now, try to find something that you won’t slip on and make sure that you create a comfortable space to start your yoga routine! 

There are plenty of yoga routines and styles to learn online, however, the most important thing is that you choose the right program or style that’s suitable for you! 

For ab exercises, the plank is a classic position. The plank position also has alterations that you can try, after all, it is good to change up your workout routine once in a while! 

A Nice Jog Around The Block

Even with the on-going crisis, going outside for a jog is still pretty doable. Of course, the possibility of contact with other people depends on where you live, but with jogging, you can choose your own path and avoid contact a lot easier than if you were to go to the gym. 

If you feel brave enough to face the outside and get some cardio done, a good accessory to consider using is a waist bag, which safely holds all your important items. Stay safe and happy running! 

No matter what the situation is, pandemic, or no pandemic, there are plenty of ways to workout at home. Though your options may be more limited, it’s better to keep things simple at the start and slowly develop your home workout skills. Keep your motivation high, and you will surely develop your perfect home exercise routine in no time! Consistency is key! 🙂


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