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Simple exercises for women on-the-go

Simple exercises

One of the most common excuses that women regularly use to explain why they don’t exercise more often is because they “don’t have time.”  It is true; our lives are busier now than they have ever been.  Many of us are full-time mums, wives, and career women and these roles often take priority over everything, including spending time taking care of ourselves.  However, you don’t have to sacrifice your body in favour of your many responsibilities.  Here are some simple exercises that you can do while you are on the go, taking care of business.

1.  Toe Raises

Do you stand in the bathroom staring at yourself in the mirror while brushing your teeth? Or stare in the closet whilst trying to decide what to wear?  If you do, then utilize this time to do some toe raises. Simply place your heels together and point your toes outwards, contract your calf muscles and rise up onto your tiptoes.  Wait a few seconds and then gently lower yourself back onto your heels.
Do these in sets of twenty, with a short break in-between.
Not only does this tone your calf muscles, but it works your core as well.

2.  Squeeze those ‘butts’

Do you have an hour-long commute to and from work or drive around for hours a day taking your kids all over the place?  Why not give your ‘butt’ a work out while you’re in the car?  Sit up straight with both hands on the wheel.  Get your favourite music playing and practice squeezing your butt muscles to the beat of the music.  Squeeze them at the same time, then try alternating, all the while keeping your ab muscles tight and engaged.
Your drive time just turned into butt-sculpting time!

3.  Tricep dips

If you’re hanging around waiting for a friend or waiting for the vegetables to cook at dinnertime, take the opportunity to tone your triceps.  Sitting on a chair or bench, place your hands on the seat, at your sides. Pushing against the chair with your hands, lift your body off the seat (so it is in front of the seat) and slowly lower your body to the ground then bring it back up.  If you want to make this exercise easier, bend your knees and bring your legs closer to your body.  To make it harder, just straighten your legs.
This can be a killer exercise so start with just a few sets at a time – not recommend for anyone with bad knees or a bad back.

4.  Take advantage of commercials

The kids are in bed, you’re tired, and all you want to do is watch your favorite TV show.  You might feel guilty because you know you should be exercising.  Don’t fret, you can do both!  Every commercial is an opportunity for some hardcore exercising.  Do squats during the first commercial, crunches during the next, and so on.  Do as many repetitions as you can, as fast as you can, then rest when your show comes back on.
You should be exhausted after each set!

5.  Take the stairs

If you ever need to get from one floor to the next, don’t take the elevator.  Using the stairs is a great way to burn calories and tone your thighs and calves.

So ladies, excuses, be gone!  We need our workouts to be as on-the-go as we are.  With simple exercises like these, you can fit in your exercising throughout the day while going about your daily activities.

by Julia Slovich

About the author: Julia is a writer passionate about health, fitness & blogging. When she’s not running her dog she can sometimes be found writing about Velashape Cellulite Treatment, cooking and a myriad of other topics.

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