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3 Effective Ways To Exercise While You’re Sitting

3 Effective Ways To Exercise While You’re Sitting

1. Sit Up Straight

Sitting up straight with your shoulder back and your abs tight—compared to slouching at your desk—requires engaging more muscles and can burn more calories. If you want to look slim while sitting, check you posture constantly. Pretend there is a band that stretches from the bottom of your spine to the top of your head. Place your feet on the ground, hip-width apart, directly in front of you.

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    2. Keep the Knees Together

    Sit down back straight with knees, ankles, and heels together. Place hands between thighs as if to grab hold, applying pressure outward. Use your adductor muscles to maintain legs in a closed position. Do the exercise at your own pace until you get used to it. Once use to the exercise increase repetitions to about 30 times each time.

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      3. Make use of belly breathing

      Move to the edge of your seat and sit with your back as straight as possible.  Don’t lean against the back of your chair.  Place your hands on your knees or, if you’re at work, rest them on your desk.

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        Step 1:     Exhale all the air from your lungs and then some until there’s no more air left.  You will notice that by exhaling completely you will automatically be able to inhale more air.

        Step 2:     Inhale slowly through the nose for a 4-count.

        Step 3:     Hold your breath for an 8-count.

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        If you are a complete beginner, don’t hold your breath or hold your breath for a shorter period of time and gradually build up to an 8-count.

        Step 4:     Exhale slowly through the mouth for an 8-count.  Fully expel all of the air from your lungs.

        Step 5:     Hold your breath for an 8-count.

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        If you are a complete beginner, don’t hold your breath or hold your breath for a shorter period of time and gradually build up to an 8-count.

        Step 6:     Check your posture and repeat Steps 2 – 5.

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        Last Updated on June 24, 2019

        5 Fitness Tips That Will Help You Start the New Year

        5 Fitness Tips That Will Help You Start the New Year

        The New Year has come and passed, and we are starting yet another new and exciting year that awaits us. We are curious to find out what 2017 has hidden for us, but until then you know what you need to do! Just because it is a new year, that does not mean that you should get rid of your habit of regular exercising. And if you by any chance do not have this wonderful habit, this is exactly the year to own it.

        Start researching for the best exercising plans, join the nearest gym or that yoga class that you have been thinking of, and start taking better care of your body and mind!

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        Why Is Exercising Important?

        Of course, you will think of a thousand excuses why this is not the right time to start exercising. So, before I proceed with telling you all about these 5 fitness tips that are meant to help you with your exercising routine, I will start off by sharing some of the many benefits of exercising. This way you can see for yourself that for every excuse you can think of, there is a benefit that will make you forget all about it!

        • Exercising is the perfect way to get rid of that unwanted body weight and control your weight from now on! Not to mention it’s completely healthy compared with all those expensive, promising products filled with chemicals.
        • Exercising reduces the risk for Diabetes 2 and heart attacks. If you are at risk for these conditions, then exercising is the best way to fight it.
        • Exercising helps with pain and stiffness relief with all types of arthritis.
        • Exercising strengthens your bones and muscles.
        • Exercising improves your mood and helps you maintain your mental health.

        For whatever reason you have dedicated to starting exercising, I congratulate you! Knowing how many people are out there suffering from types of arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, strokes, etc., choosing exercising to become a part of your everyday routine is the smartest decision that you could have done! And you are not alone. 

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        To start you off, here are these 5 fabulous fitness tips that will help you start yet another year on the right path!

        1. Schedule your workouts

        Make time each Sunday to make a week plan that will include enough time for your workouts. That way, you will not be able to make the excuse that you do not have the time to spend at least an hour a day exercising.

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        2. Do not wait for Monday to come

        Aren’t you tired of making the same plan over and over and not fulfilling it? Yes, we are talking about that good old plan to start exercising on Monday. Instead, start exercising right now. It is completely irrelevant if it is Tuesday, or Friday, or any other day! Start exercising whenever you feel the urge!

        3. Find a workout plan that will work for you

        Do not choose a workout plan just because your best friend has chosen it. Choose whatever you feel comfortable doing, are capable of doing, and most importantly, what you love. If you do not like to run, then don’t! Do a 30-minute cardio routine at home instead. If needed, you can hire a personal trainer, who will hear all of your interests when it comes to exercising, and create a promising exercising plan just for you!

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        4. Remember why you work out

        Do not let yourself forget why you have started working out in the first place. Motivation is everything when it comes to exercising! Create a motivation board near your mirror that will remind you each day why you started as you look in the mirror every day.

        5. Leave out the big expectations for later

        If you are just starting to exercise now, it is essential to be proud of what you can accomplish right now. Do not get disappointed if you can’t run for an hour; it is normal! You will soon run for an hour and more if you just stick to your plan!

        Exercising is fun, beneficial, and probably the best activity that you could have chosen to start your year right! Choose the best diet plan to go with your new exercising routine, and enjoy in the results that are soon to come. And to help you through the process, look back at these fitness tips to help you stay on track with your new exercising routine! Use these tips to keep yourself healthy, or get rid of that unwanted body weight gained during the holidays, and love your soon to be fit body starting today!

        Featured photo credit: goodhousekeeping.com/ via google.com

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