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Anytime Exercises

Aerobic exercise like running, dancing, biking and climbing stairs gets your heart pumping (shoot for 30 - 60 minutes a day). Add strength-building exercises to your schedule and you can boost your metabolism while keeping your joints in tip-top shape. And don’t forget to remain flexible with stretches or yoga.


Try doing these three strength-builders while you listen to music, take a break from studying, or while you watch TV.

1. Sit Backs
Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you, knees bent.
Put your arms straight out in front of your chest.
Gradually lean back, keeping your arms straight and your abs tight
Go as far back as you can without laying down
Slowly bring yourself back to the sitting position
Repeat 9 more times
As you get better at it, add another set of 10, resting 30 seconds between the two sets.

2. Breathing Butterfly
Stand tall with your feet hip-distance apart
Lift your arms straight out to your sides
Exhale as you lift your right knee across your body, bringing your left elbow down to meet it
Inhale and return to the arms-out position
Switch legs/arms and repeat 9 more times
As you get better at it, add another set of 10, resting 30 seconds between the two sets.

3. Chair Squats
Place a chair behind you. Be sure it’s not a chair on rollers
Stand tall in front of the seat
Put your arms straight out in front of you and slowly start to sit down in the seat
Stop before you sit down, then slowly straighten back up to standing.
Repeat 9 more times
As you get better at it, add another set of 10, resting 30 seconds between the two sets.





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