Well, let's face it. The lockdown is not easy, for both our physical or mental well being. While you may not get to go the gym or go out for a walk or a run, here are a few simple cardio exercises you can try at home.

1. High knees 

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This exercise involves running in one place, so you can do it anywhere without any hassle. It is a simple yet effective form of cardio. It helps tone your butt, thighs, hips, and abs. 

2. Butt kicks 

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Butt kicks are the opposite of high knees. Instead of lifting your knees up high, you’ll lift your heels up toward your butt. 

3. Lateral shuffles 

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This workout increases your heart rate while improving your side-to-side coordination. To evenly work both sides, shuffle left and right in the same amount of space. 

4. Crab walk 

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Doing the crab walk is a fun way to get your blood flowing. It also strengthens your upper arms while working your back, core, and legs. 

5. Standing oblique crunch 

Standing oblique crunch
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This cardio exercise is ideal for beginners. As you lift your knees, you’ll engage the core muscles on your sides. 

6. Speed skaters 

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This workout mimics how a skater moves. It helps in strengthening your lower body. 

7. Jumping jacks 

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This classic move works your entire body while increasing your heart rate. 

8. Squat jumps 

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The regular squat is a body weight move that targets the lower body. By adding a jump, you can turn it into an extensive cardio workout. 

9. Box jumps 

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Box jump is a cardio exercise that targets your lower body, including your butt, thighs, calves, and shins. 

10. Plank jacks 

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This exercise is like a horizontal jumping jack. It forces your arms to support your weight, as you quickly move your legs. It strengthens both your arms and legs. 

11. Mountain climbers 

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This workout is more on the extensive side. But it is great for your heart. 

12. Burpees 

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The burpee, which involves a squat, jump, and a push-up will engage your entire body. 

Keep that body moving.