Health & Wellness
Wanting to improve your fitness, but also feel that you just don’t have enough time in your day? Check out these 10 simple exercises that you can incorporate throughout your daily routine to provide quick blood flow while improving your health.
Squats are one of the easiest ways you can workout on the go. Focus on keeping your feet hips width apart and leaning more on your heels when you dip down. Try 15-20 of them and really feel the burn.
- Leg Raises
Another simple yet satisfying exercise. Start out with your feet hip-width apart. Then take a slight bend at the knees. From here, lift one of your legs directly out to the side at about a 45-degree angle and gently bring in back towards the center. Repeat with 10-15 reps on each leg.
- Arm circles
Try some arm circles when you’re waiting in line at the printer for those copies to be made. Circle your arms forward, backward, and then try some with palms facing up.
Lunges are another great blood-pumping exercise for on-the-go. Start out with your feet hips width apart and hands on hips for balance. Step back with one leg and bend the knee so that it almost touches the ground, making a 90-degree angle, then bring the leg back to center. See if you can do 10 reps on each side.
Looking to tone up your behind? Bridges are an excellent way to shape your body with minimal effort. Start out by lying on the ground with arms by your side, knees bent, and feet on the ground hips width apart. Slowly lift your hips off the ground and lower back down, engaging your core in the process. Try 15-20 of these.
Don’t wanna get on the ground in your work attire? No worries! Utilize the nearest counter or even wall to do 15-20 push-ups. Want an extra challenge? Try them one-armed!
- Wall Sit
Try this quick exercise anytime, anywhere! Imagine you are sitting on an invisible chair, legs creating a 90-degree angle. See if you can hold it for one full minute — and don’t forget to breathe!
- Tricep Dips
Looking for another easy on-the-go workout? Find the nearest counter, desk, table, or any kind of sturdy furniture. Turn around so that your backside is facing the counter. Attach hands on the edge and grip firmly. Bring your legs out straight in front of you with your heels on the ground and toes up, and begin to dip 15-20 times. A few inches will do wonders for your arms!
- Mountain Climbers
Give these a go when you’re looking to get your blood pumping while also engaging your core. Start out on the ground in a pushup position, then bring one knee as close to your chest as you can. Try 10 on each side for a midday pep-in-your-step.
Looking for something to target every part of your body? Start on the ground in a pushup position and see if you can hold it for 30 seconds to a minute. For a more intense version, lower down to your elbows.
Make time for 10.