Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Exercises During the Holiday rush!

Sneak in these great exercises while.....

Waiting in line at the store*

Calf Lifts:Rise up on your toes and hold for 3 seconds,Lower and repeat 15 times..

Balancing: Stand near a counter for balance,shift your weight to one foot and raise the opposite foot. Hold for as long as you can . Repeat with the opposite leg.

Standing at a buffet table*

Ab Flattener: Tighten your abdominal muscles as if preparing to take a punch.Hold for about 10 seconds,release and repeat 10 times.

Addressing Holiday cards*

Chair squats: Stand in front of a chair as if your going to sit down;raise your arms out in front of you ,then bend your knees SLOWLY as if your going to sit in the chair.lightly touch the seat of the chair then stand back up. Repeat 15 times.

Preparing a Holiday dinner*

Tricep toners: Hold two 14 oz cans(cranberry sauce,pie filling ect)one in each hand, palms toward the ground. Raise your arms straight out in front of you until they are parallel to the floor. Pause then slowly lower arms straight down to waist. Repeat 15 times.

Bicep toners: Hold two 14 oz cans , one in each hand Palm up toward the ceiling ; starting with arms by your waist Slowly bring the cans up towards your shoulders, bending your elbows. Hold for a few seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times.

Waiting for the oven to heat*

Hamstring kicks: stand facing the counter *hang on for balance* Shift your weight to one leg, and bring the other heel up toward your Glut. Hold and squeeze for a few second then return your leg to the starting postition, and lift it straight out toward the side and back down again.

Repeat 15 times with each leg.

Have Fun and Enjoy your Workout!!

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