3 ways to fit mini-workouts into your everyday activities

We all want to improve and our bodies are most often the area we want to improve the most. From New Years’ resolutions to just plain wanting to work out and get our summer bods going early, taking care of ourselves is always a concern for a huge number of people. The problem is that between work and the hectic business of our lives, there is often never a chance to get any working out done! It’s way easier to stay at home and watch our favourite shows, for instance, than it is to get out and get things done. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t little tricks that can help even the busiest person though! Here are a few exercises you can do in a few minutes and incorporate alongside your day. It’s time to start feeling great!

 

Speaking of watching shows – exercise in front of that TV!

One of the great things about watching your favourite shows is that it leaves you open to do physical things even while you’re watching! It’s easy and relaxing to simply plop down on the couch and relax the night away, but if you, for instance, did some yoga while watching Westworld, you’d be knocking out two birds with one stone – so don’t be too lazy while you’re relaxing! Working out and watching TV was almost meant to be!

 

Skip the elevator

Using the stairs can be one of the easiest and best changes anyone can make to their morning routine, because going up and down stairs is a great workout. Anything that gets your heart beating a little bit faster will be a great help to you and pretty much every apartment building has stairs! Think of them less as an inconvenience and more as a vehicle to get a little cardio every day. After a few months, you’ll be blowing by them and wondering why you ever thought climbing stairs was difficult!

 

Do the ‘invisible chair’

Yes, that exercise you hated in gym class as a kid – that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great workout though! Whenever you’re waiting for something, whether it be a bus or a co-worker, try to find a wall, put your back up to it, bend your legs as much as you’re able, and hold the position as long as you can. If you want some killer quads and toned legs, this will definitely get them for you!

Erin Cardone

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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