We all want to look young, fit, and fabulous. But it ain’t no cakewalk! You need to devote a lot of hard work and time to look your best. But I’m pretty sure that just like me, you all must be super-duper busy.
Well I have figured out a solution for all you ladies who spend half of their time travelling to work in public transport and the other half, stressed at work. Today I’m sharing my fitness mantra which helps me be in shape. And do you know the best part? You can do these “quickies” anywhere, anytime.
So let’s roll…
1. Tummy tuck FTW!
Do you often struggle to find a seat in the metro? Don’t bother, just stand straight and suck in your tummy. Keep it tight and hold it in for a few seconds. Now release and relax. That’s it!
Basically, this exercise will activate your core muscles and keeps your stomach firm and flat. You can repeat it as many times as you want. In case, you feel any pain or uneasiness–then please avoid doing it. Note: This exercise should be avoided after meals.
2. Calf raises for toned legs
Standing again? Don’t fret! Just stand on your toes and stretch your calves upwards. Hold for four to five seconds and then relax. Repeat this about 20 to 25 times. If you feel any pain, please avoid doing this exercise.
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3. Do the roll baby!
Now this one you can do while standing or sitting. I usually don’t get the time to stretch my muscles, but joint rolls are really important to release tension. Neck roll, wrist roll, and foot rotation are easily doable. Just stretch your arms and legs, and rotate your feet and wrists–first clockwise and then anti-clockwise. Do a rep of 15 each. In case, you find yourself in an empty(ish) compartment, you can also exercise your shoulders by simply shrugging about 25 times.
P.S. In case you have a sprain or are experiencing muscle aches, please avoid these rolls. Remove your bag pack before you roll your neck or shoulder.
4. Tap them feet
Now this one is interesting. Just sit and tap your toes on the ground, just like drummers do on drum pads. Isn’t that cool? This sweet and simple exercise will help in strengthening your foot muscles. Plus it will also tone your legs. Word of caution, don’t do this exercise while standing. Also, if you feel any pain, abort!
5. Make a fish face and blow up!
I know you must be thinking that you’ll look funny while doing it–but trust me, it helped me get a superb jawline. To make a fish face all you have to do is just suck your cheeks in and hold it for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat this eight to 10 times.
Next, blow up your mouth by puffing your cheeks and hold it for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat this 15 to 20 times. You can choose the repetition as per your ease and comfort.
6. The butt clench
Now if you like to have firm glutes then this one is just for you. Just stand straight and clinch your buttcheeks and hold for five to 10 seconds. Repeat it eight to 10 times. Although there are no after-effects attached to this one, it is still advisable that you stop in case you feel any pain.
7. Take the stairs
You can never go wrong with this one. We have heard a lot about it, but I’m still going to repeat it: avoid the elevator and escalator, and take the stairs wherever you go.
Of course, if you desire better results then a few changes in your dietary habits can easily fetch you that dream body you’ve always aspired for.
Nonetheless, this is how I figured out the secret to a toned body while also utilizing my travelling time. So, the next time you take the metro or the bus, remember these simple hacks and look like a million bucks.