Not everyone has time or energy each week to spend several hours working out. It’s hard enough as it is to juggle all of life’s stresses, so how can you make time for exercising? These super-quick exercises can be squeezed into your lunch break, your morning routine, or during a commercial break, making it incredibly easy to burn a few extra calories each day. Hey, every little bit helps!
The Stair Climber
Whenever you have the chance, take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator. To work your legs and buttocks, step up the stairs two at a time, keeping your back straight as you do it. Or for a quick cardio burst, lightly jog up the stairs (just be careful not to trip!)
The Ab Alphabet
To get a speedy ab workout, lay on your back on the floor of your house- use a yoga mat or towel to make it more comfortable. Lift your legs straight in the air with your feet together to create a 90 degree angle with your body. Then, trace each letter of the alphabet in the air using your feet. It’s hard work, but it’ll be over in less than a minute!
The Jumping Jack Flash
Got a spare minute? Get your heart rate up and do some jumping jacks! Time yourself to see how many you can do in a minute- your body will thank you and it will be exciting to see how many more you can do over time.
The Lunge Plunge
If you’re at home and need to walk from one room to another, take the opportunity to squeeze in some exercise! Try lunging across the room instead of walking. Take a large step forward with your right foot, bending your right knee at a 90 degree angle and keeping your back straight. Repeat with the next foot, moving forward. You may look silly, but your thighs will look great after a few weeks!
The Soup du Jour
If you want to tone your arms in just one minute, grab some soup cans (full ones!) from your kitchen. Do 15 kickbacks followed by 15 bicep curls (you can rea how to do these exercises here). Remember to keep them slow and controlled. These easy exercises will work both your biceps and triceps, giving you lovely lean arms.