fitness if you’ve strayed. It’s an easy exercise that’s convenient and enjoyable.
Do Toning Activities You Enjoy At Home
Don’t force yourself to run every day if you hate running, and don’t spend hours cursing the elliptical machine or stationary bike at the gym if those machines just don’t appeal to you.
Finding an exercise that you enjoy is part of a strategy or plan to change lifestyle behavior and stay active throughout your life. The type of exercise you choose truly affects your motivation to get moving. Maybe it’s a yoga class some days and tennis or hiking with a buddy on others. Doing a variety of exercises will help keep your workouts fresh and keep you interested.
Easy Toning Exercises at Home and Work
With a hectic work schedule followed by demands at home, it may be hard to squeeze in a trip to the gym. The good news is you may not have to go anywhere to get a good workout. Any kind of movement can be considered an activity and will burn calories.
Exercise #1: Couch Dips
Sit at the edge of the sofa and place your palms on each side of your hips. Lower the booty off the couch like you are going to perform a triceps dip. Hold that position with your feet on the floor and knees bent at 90 degrees. Your elbows should be kept slightly bent and parallel, facing the back of the couch.
Next, kick your legs, starting with the right leg, and kick it out straight in front of you just above your hips. Return the foot back to the floor. Hop the feet barely off the ground and with that same right leg kick it out slightly crossing over to your left side, return the foot to the ground, take another small hop, and repeat on the left. You’ll feel this full-body exercise in your triceps, forearms, shoulders, chest, core, glutes, hamstrings, quads and inner thighs.
Exercise #2: Remote Rev-Ups
Stand in front of the couch facing the TV. Place your feet parallel and slightly wider than shoulder-width apart (resembling a sumo stance). Hold on to the remote control in your right hand. Perform four right arms forward punches while slowly lowering your body down towards the cushion of the couch with each punch. By the fourth punch, your booty should barely touch the couch.
Now, continue repeating the punch/squat raise combo. By the last rising punch, you should be returned to a standing sumo stance.
Switch the remote to the left hand and replay. This full-body exercise works your