I love bodyweight exercises. They’re easy to do and they help you build strength, flexibility, and balance. While I was pregnant with my first child, I did yoga every day and it helped me stay in shape during pregnancy as well as after she was born. Now that she’s a toddler, my wife and I are back at it again—and we’ve been doing a lot of these simple bodyweight exercises at home (and outside).
Plank is a great exercise to do at home. It’s also one of the most effective core exercises you can do, with the added benefit of working your entire body.
To perform plank, start in push-up position with your hands under your shoulders and feet together (or as close as possible). Keep everything tight from head to toe and hold for 30 seconds without letting go or allowing any part of your body to sag toward the floor.
If this feels too difficult at first, try using a chair or wall for support until you’re able to hold it on its own without having anything help out! Plank is also a good exercise to do before bed because it’s relaxing but challenging enough that it’ll …