Saturday, 15 June 2013

How To Go From Not To Hot With 5 Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

By Ginger Taylor

With your demanding daily regime - making preparations for work, getting the kids ready for school, ensuring that your socks aren't floating in the dog's water bowl, a eventful day at work, coming home and cooking dinner, maintaining the house and getting everyone, including yourself, to sleep - exercise is most certainly the last thing on your mind!

Stress levels and obesity are at an all time high and health conditions are quickly becoming a factor in many people's lives.

However, exercise is the one thing that can absolutely empower as well as even energize you to cope with such a hectic lifestyle with flying colors! Exercising minimizes stress, helps you sleep better, and keeps health concerns at bay, while also improving your self-confidence.

Stop Making Excuses

It's a fantastic thing the human body is made the way it is, because there are lots of exercises you can do anywhere, at any time. All you need are a couple of do-it-yourself weights you can find around the house and the physical weight of your body.

When exercising, remember to start with a good warm-up and finish with a slow cool-down. This is necessary to avoid injury and is easy to achieve no matter where you are. Walking works great for both your warm-up and cool-down routine.

Here are 5 easy exercises you can do anywhere:

1. Tricep Dips. Sit on the edge of a chair or bench with your hands alongside your thighs. Lift your body out just in front of the chair, with your feet flat on the floor and your knees bent. Lower yourself down so your elbows bend not exceeding 90 degrees and push yourself back up.

a. Begin with some small sets and increase from there.

b. Straightening your legs enhances the workout.

c. Avoid this exercise if you have wrist or shoulder challenges.

2. Pushups. Everyone knows the standard pushup position, so let's try some things to alter it a bit.

* You can do pushups with your hands wider than shoulder width to have more of a shoulder and chest workout.

* If you bring your hands together into a diamond shape around the center of your chest you will work more of the triceps and shoulders.

* Working half pushups - either going only half way down and then back up, or beginning from the floor and solely pushing up half way and then going back down - will enhance your pushup workout.

3. Crunches. Crunches are terrific for your abs if you do them the right way. Done inaccurately, they can put too much stress on your neck and back. To stay away from injury, you should definitely use the correct techniques.

a. The greatest risk is jerking your neck to help you achieve the force to crunch. While doing crunches, keep your hands behind your head and your elbows back while using your stomach muscles to lift your head and chin towards the ceiling.

b. Once you've perfected this method, try lifting your legs off the ground or assuming a bicycle position with one leg bent and the other straight off of the ground.

4. Squats. Body weight squats are a fabulous exercise you can do anywhere and a fantastic way to learn ideal technique. Start off your squat workouts by lowering yourself only a foot or so. Then work up to deeper squats as your muscles become at home with the exercise.

* If you're feeling a bit advanced and in need of a more vigorous workout, grab two 2-liter bottles filled with sand and try executing squats while holding one in each hand.

5. Calf Lifts. Calf lifts may be done wherever there is a raised surface, such as a stairway. If you have to have balance, hold onto the railing. Facing the stairs, stand with just your toes on the stair and your feet extending out past it. Standing straight up, lower your body down below the level of the stair and then back up onto your toes.

a. While it seems as if this is an ankle exercise, it conjointly works out your calf muscles.

b. The primary focus on this exercise is the ability to go from an extreme negative position with ankle below toes to an extreme positive position, ankle entirely raised.

With these five exercises, you have a full body workout. Don't forget to pay attention to your body and take it easy in the beginning. Soreness is a good thing, however pain means it is best to stop. Try these exercises out this week and experience the healthy difference of adding fitness into your daily routine.

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