Being busy is no excuse to forget fitness. Here are six simple ways for you to sneak fitness into every day.
Stop, drop, and sun salute
Sometimes life gets a little hectic and you just want to scream. Taking a few moments to do a few sun salutations will squeeze in a quick workout that also leaves you feeling reinvigorated, refreshed, and ready to take on the world again. Director of Yoga Mark Balfe-Taylor suggests performing at least five for maximum relaxation results.
Do a full squat when you pick up, well, anything!
Drop it low when you’re picking up gifts from under the tree, getting the ham out of the oven, or lifting your little cousin for a hug.
Lunge from room to room
You’ve got to get to the kitchen for dinner somehow. Might as well make it into a workout!
Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Find a parking spot at the back of the lot so you have to walk a little further. Small changes might slow you down a tiny but will add up to huge impacts if you practice them regularly.
Forego the cart
Squeeze in an extra arm workout by carrying your groceries instead of pushing a cart.
Flex in line
You have to wait line anyway for those Christmas gifts your little cousins “have” to have. Why not work double time and get in a quick workout. Flex your abs repeatedly. No one will notice and you’ll be well on your way to that six pack you asked Santa for for Christmas.