It’s very hard to maintain our health with our busy schedule. Making time for fitness is one of the most important aspects of a healthy and productive lifestyle, yet we often push it aside when life gets hectic. If you are a busy professional or a busy mom, you can relate to this topic more. Here are some exercises you can do anywhere and anytime of the day:
Running: If you are unlike me and an early bird, get up and go for running in the morning. Running has so many advantages:
- Strengthens you lungs
- Helps prevent high blood pressure
- Weight control (it burns mega-calories)
- Relieves stress – which is why I love running! I usually go after work. After a long and crazy day at work, running helps me to relief all my stress.
- Physically strong legs
- Increased confidence – Once you start running, your confidence begins to grow. You’ll feel more in control of your life and your body.
Chair dips: Now if you are like me, you’ll enjoy this exercise. You can do this anywhere and anytime of the day. It’s great or strengthening your triceps. All you need is a chair! As you sit upright on the edge of the chair, place your hands on the chair next to your hips. Your arms are straight and your fingers hang off the chair’s edge. Your knees are bent with your feet flat on the floor. The weight of your body is supported in your hands as you slide your hips off the chair. Perform the dip by bending your elbows to lower yourself and then straighten your arms to return to the starting position.
Lunges: You can lunge anywhere, to your kitchen, driveway, just about anywhere. Lunges involve lunging forward on one foot to actively engage the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and core. Lunges are versatile exercises that can be done virtually anywhere simply using your body’s own weight. While no single exercise can provide all the necessities for a healthy body and toned physique alone.
Squats: My favorite! If you want a perfect booty, do squat people! It tones the leg, lifts the butt, strengthens the core and increases flexibility. How to do a common basic squat Exercise:
- Stand with your feet hip width apart.
- Tighten and pull in your abdominal muscles.
- Lower your body as if you were going to sit in a chair. Keep the motion slow.
- Stop when your legs are parallel to the floor.
- Stay in this position for a few seconds
- Press down onto your heels and slowly rise back up to a standing position.
- Repeat the exercise for a total of 2 to 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps.
- Be sure to rest for 60 to 90 seconds between sets.
Tip: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. There are a lot of advantages of drinking water. Don’t even thinking about eating cheeseburger or and fried unhealthy food, save it for the cheat day ;-).