If you are like many of our clients you are psyched that cooler weather is here so you can exercise outdoors without the crazy summer heat and humidity .As much as we adore summer, we agree that there is nothing like a run in the autumn air.
However, when temperatures drop, some drop see their physical activity drop as well. We’ve got some easy exercises to do at home and even at your desk at work so that this doesn’t happen to you!
Plank– Assume a modified push ups position, with your elbows under your shoulders. Keep your shoulder blades back and down and your abs tight. Hold for 30 seconds, pause, and repeat. For more instructions, click here.
Glute and muffin top blaster– Stand behind your chair and hold on the back for support. Engage your core and slowly start balancing on your left leg while holding your right arm straight upward. Laterally lift your right leg while lowering your right arm to touch your leg in a scissors motion. Keep your back straight. You will feel a stretch down the back of your right leg as you lift it up–you are basically making a slow motion kick. Do 20 reps and switch sides.
Seated torso crunch– Sit on the edge of your chair and hold on to the sides. Slowly pull your knees together and lift toward the ceiling. Repeat for 15 reps. (You can do this at your desk!)
Climb up and down the stairs for a good workout. This is so simple that many people forget it’s an option! Work for 20 minutes. Hello cardio! 🙂
At the office -take the stairs instead of the elevator. We’ve all heard this, but make it a habit–it works! It helps to get that fat-burning cardio activity in!
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More ways TO GET SOME CARDIO IN: Visit a library to try out different workout videos. Local libraries usually offer exercise videos that you can check out for free for a period of time.