Easy Exercises You Can Do At Home
Life & Beauty Weekly: Healthy You
By Jennifer O’Neill for Life & Beauty Weekly
If you’re like most moms, you carefully choreograph your days to get everything done. And that means plenty of multitasking. Exercise, however, probably isn’t included in your dance. After all, you can’t get to the gym or do an exercise video while, say, cooking dinner or reading email.
But what if you didn’t need the gym or even a chunk of time to reap the rewards of exercise? “Doing squats while you brush your teeth or standing pushups in the kitchen only takes two minutes, and it makes a difference to your health,” says Shirley Archer, author of Fitness 9 to 5: Easy Exercises for the Working Week.
In every room of your home is an opportunity to exercise, says Archer. So tap into your multitasking skills and try her easy routine. You can do the moves throughout your day -- just try to do each move one to three times a day, three times per week.
Exercise: Single-leg Squats
Exercise: Counter Pushups
Exercise: Traveling Lunges
Room: Dining Room
Exercise: Chair Triceps Dips
Room: Living Room
Exercise: Sofa Squats
If you try this routine for a week, you’ll see just how easily exercise can fit into your daily life. Not only will you begin to feel and look better, you’ll have more energy -- and what multitasking mom doesn’t want that?
For more great tips on fitting healthy living into your life, check out this video from Andrea Albright at http://www.amazingbodynow.com. These five cheap and healthy foods will help you lose weight and stay energized.