Quickie Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Exercise may sound as much fun as having your teeth cleaned, but it is necessary for health. Back in the day when people did more physical activity, so it wasn’t necessary to make a point of it. Nowadays, though, walking from the desk to the water cooler is just not going to cut it. The problem is time. Most people find it hard to make time to go to the gym or the pool and get some much-needed calorie burning. The good news is, there are a few quickie workouts you can do anywhere, and a couple of them you can do as you are doing something else.

Attention!

Waiting in line can now double as your workout for the day, as long as it is not the line at a fast food restaurant!  The next time there’s a long line for tickets for your favorite show, put it to good use. Stand as straight as you can, shoulders back, chin up, and tummy in. This engages many parts of the body at the same time. Hold that for at least 5 minutes.

Up and down

If you find yourself chained to your desk for hours on end, you can use that for your advantage by standing up, and sitting down in succession for at least 60 seconds at a time. Do the same for picking up objects on the floor, or placing things on a high shelf.  You can also use these functional movements around the house, in addition to going up and down the stairs. Feel the stretch as your bones crackle and your muscles creak!

Walk around

Agonizing over a report or balancing the books can be stressful. Take a few trips around the room to clear your head and gets your blood flowing. Make it a little more challenging by walking in a crisscross pattern or backwards. Do a couple of squats along the way while you’re at it.

There is no excuse for not getting enough exercise. These exercises take just a few minutes each. Strive to do at least 30 minutes of exercise in total on a daily basis. You can get some motivation by promising yourself a handbag from Last Call if you can do it regularly for a month.

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