by QuickieChick Laurel House.
Quickie Workout in Bed
Sweating can be very sexy, but these workouts are even sexier!
1. QUICKIE WORKOUT IN BED
Your alarm annoyingly sounds in the morning. You roll over to hit snooze, feeling your ab muscles firing as you rotate your body around and like how it feels. Instead of snoozing, you shut the siren off and start squeezing your butt, holding for 10 seconds before relaxing your muscles back into the bed, then immediately regaining control and squeezing again. Next you work your thighs, sliding onto your side, pressing both legs together and, with control, raising both legs just a few inches up off the bed, then pulsing the top leg even a little higher… 25 times. Your outer thighs are on fire and you want to work the inside, so you lift your top leg just a little higher and hold there, your legs both lifted off the bed, but separated by a few inches. Then you bring your lower leg up to meet your upper leg, and pulse it up to touch, then slightly drop, 25 times. Your blood is pumping, you are breathing deeply in and out, you can feel your muscles flex under your skin. You're doing a Quickie Workout in Bed. Yes it's a total body, serious calorie singing, workout that just happens to be done on a bed (like a yoga mat on a floor but with less stability). Once you are finally ready to get out of bed, you've already completed your workout. Effective, efficient and perfect for even the laziest of exercisers. Perfect!
2. STILETTO QUICKIE
I don't care if you're wearing a suit, dress, stilettos, or nothing at all, this 100 is perfect as an anywhere exercise, slipping in your cardio without slipping on your sneakers, even if you are injured, at work, or just don't feel like getting up! It will get your heart rate up, burn calories, rev up your metabolism, and tone your arms, shoulders, chest and back. Sure, so you're not going to lose weight on Stiletto Quickies alone, but they can make the difference you need t0 lose those last 10 pounds. This is your no-excuse Quickie Workout that you can even do at work.
READ: 8 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting or Exercise (like sex & sleep)
Sex is a great way to lose weight. In fact, the average sex session burns 150 to 250 calories per half hour-depending on how athletic your sex tends to be. Dr. Laura Berman, PhD, LCSW, a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics-gynecology and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago, and director of the Berman Center has said that sex is definitely a good workout- even if you aren't extremely acrobatic, as sex naturally gets your heart rate up, which in turn improves circulation and burns calories and fat. By practicing positions other than just missionary, you are also engaging different muscle groups, so it can be both a cardio and toning exercise.
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4. GET A MASSAGE
Massage improves circulation, helping in the interchange of oxygen and nutrients between the blood and tissue cells which increases muscle recovery and strengthening. More than muscle, massage is believed to be able to move toxins and water weight from the body as well as burst fat cells, forcing them to be absorbed away instead of bunching up on your thighs. More than releasing water weight and breaking down fat cells, you may as well get turned on while you're at it! According to reflexology expert Michelle Ebbin, author of "Hands on Sexy Feet"- the book and Reflexology Socks, you don't have to have a foot fetish to be aroused by a foot massage. Through reflexology you can actually improve your sex drive with the touch of a finger. Massage the hollow just below the ankle bone on the inside and outside of the ankle. These are the reflexes to the sex organs. (For women it connects to the uterus and ovaries, for men it is linked to the prostate and testes.)
Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com. Her 4th book- "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's, May 2012) is available NOW for PRE-ORDER.