Self-Care Workout

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Self-Care Workout

Taking charge of our health is more important now than ever before. The first place to start is really looking into what you are doing to stay active. No, walking to the refrigerator does not count as steps ladies! If you’re not doing much, try asking yourself why. What’s holding you back from making yourself a priority, and what has been the driving force in that thought inside your head to start?

If time is your excuse, all you need is a few minutes a day, and if money is an issue, moving your body is free! Below are a few of my favorite moves you can do from a park bench on your next walk, or with a chair from the comfort of your home. 

 

Leg Extensions:

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Squat down as if you were going to sit on the bench, raising one leg. Do not let the knee of your supporting leg come beyond your toes. 
  • Just before your bottom touches the bench, come back up to the starting position.
  • Repeat 10 times on each side for 3 sets.
Leg bends:

  • Stand with one leg on the ground and the other on the bench. 
  • Squat down far enough just before your knee touches the ground. Do not let the knee of your supporting leg come beyond your toes.
  • Lift yourself back up to the starting position. 
  • Repeat 10 times on each side for 3 sets.
Crunches:

  • Sit long ways on the bench, with your legs fully extended out front, your upper body at a 45 degree angle and gripping the sides with your hands. 
  • Bring our knees into your chest. 
  • Return back to the starting position.
  • Complete 10 reps for 3 sets.
Dips:

  • Position your body with your hands on the bench facing backward and your body extended in front of the bench.
  • Slowly lower your body down to the ground until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle and just before your rear touches the floor. 
  • Bring your body back up to the starting position.
  • Repeat 10 times for 3 sets.
Push-ups:

  • Get into push up position, with your toes on the bench and your hands on the ground. 
  • Slowly lower your upper body to the ground.
  • Just before your chest touches the floor, raise your body back up to the starting position. 
  • Repeat 10 times for 3 sets.

 

Self-Care Workout

Lisa Mateo is a New York Emmy Award nominated journalist, speaker and certified personal trainer who helps men and women live their best life inside and out in her private online success group. For more workout moves, wellness trends and nutrition tips, visit her blog (https://www.lisamateo.net/blog) or follow her on Instagram (@lisamateowellness) and Facebook (@LisaMateoWellness). 

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