We have been sharing and coming across a lot of amazing weight loss and fitness stories here at the site, and it is one of our most talked about topics as well.
Of course we all want to stay fit, be healthy, fit into that dress we want, and be comfortable about our bodies according to our body types.
While weight loss is essentially supposed to be a healthy lifestyle habit, let’s not make it negative by indulging in body shaming, or falling into the trap of over-exercising. The idea is to stay fit and healthy and not just reach a particular weight number or size.
You all know that I am also quite interested in the entire weight loss and fitness routine, and have been talking a lot about healthy eating and living. Now that my kids are really growing up so fast (10 and 4!) it is actually more difficult, as their demands are increasing and I have more things to run after.
Easy exercises for everyone
Add to that the regular Monday to Saturday work demands, home demands, outside demands and so on, and the time to exercise seems like a dream.
If you are like me, a busy mommy or woman, always running around trying to manage a thousand things at once, exercising can be something you can only dream of.
But hey, there are actually a few tips and tricks you can try that will let you exercise any time of the day, for as long or as little as you can, and still get some fitness and results in your overall body weight. Try them out and tell me!
1. Spot jogging: This is just the way the word sounds. We all know what jogging is, and spot jogging simply means standing on the same spot and jogging! I do this every day when I am making myself a cup of tea, so every time I make tea, I am also spot jogging.
2. Skipping rope: My kids have a skipping rope but I don’t waste time searching for it every day through their toys. Instead, I stand in one place and act as if I am skipping.
Some days I do 100, some days I go till 300 or more, some days less. That’s the best part, you can do it as much or as less, depending on the time you have.
3. Calf stretch: Again, this is another exercise you can do while you are just standing in one place. All you have to do is stand up straight and then push your body upwards and raise it on your toes.
Make sure you feel the pressure on your calves. Bring your body slowly downwards but do not touch the ankle to the floor. Try doing this as many times as you can, I do it for about 50 to 80. It will help to tone your thighs, buttocks, and calves.
Republished with permission from: The Indus Parent
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