Need to work out but can't get to the gym? Try these six easy ways to work out! The best part? You can do these moves anywhere!
At-home chair squats: Hover above a chair seat as if you were going to sit down, without letting your butt or thighs touch the seat. Hold for 30 seconds, building up to 1 minute. Do these body toning exercises whenever you get a moment, aiming for once an hour.
Squat in the Kitchen: Every time you're in the kitchen, perform triceps dips using a kitchen chair: Stand in front of a chair as if you were going to sit down, then bend knees and lower hips, placing hands on the seat edge, fingers pointing forward, arms straight. Walk feet forward, and with feet flat and torso erect, bend and straighten arms, keeping butt close to chair seat without touching it. Do 8-15 reps.
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Shopping squeeze: As you push your shopping cart, or whenever you're walking, contract your butt muscles as tightly as you can and keep them contracted as you walk. (No one has to know!)
Commercial crunches: Anytime a commercial comes on while you're watching television, do an ab exercise of your choice until the show you're watching returns; pick a new ab move for each ad.
Telephone walk: Whenever you're on a cellular or cordless phone at home, walk around for the duration of the conversation. (Wear a pedometer and see the steps add up!)
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Balancing act: When you brush your teeth, or while standing at the kitchen sink, lift one leg slightly and bend and straighten your standing leg to perform one-legged squats . Tighten your buttocks and keep your abs contracted as you squat. After 10-15 reps of these body toning exercises, switch legs and repeat.