MOVE YOUR BODY!
We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it can be hard to find the time or motivation to do it. That's why we've put together a list of three simple exercises or stretches that you can do for just 15 minutes, three days a week. These exercises will help you feel energized and refreshed, and can be done at home or outside. Plus, they require no equipment, making them accessible to everyone!
- Jumping Jacks
Jumping jacks are a great way to get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. Start by standing with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Then, jump up and spread your legs apart while raising your arms above your head. Jump back to the starting position and repeat for 30 seconds to one minute. Do two to three sets with a 30-second break in between.
Benefits: Jumping jacks can improve your cardiovascular health, increase your endurance, and improve your coordination.
- Downward Dog
The downward dog yoga pose is a great way to stretch out your muscles and improve your flexibility. Start on your hands and knees with your hands shoulder-width apart and your knees hip-width apart. Then, lift your hips up towards the ceiling, keeping your hands and feet in the same position. Try to keep your heels on the ground and hold the pose for 30 seconds to one minute. Do two to three sets with a 30-second break in between.
Benefits: The downward dog pose can improve your posture, increase your flexibility, and relieve tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
Squats are a great way to strengthen your leg muscles and improve your overall balance. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides. Then, lower your body down by bending your knees and pushing your hips back, keeping your back straight. Try to lower your body down until your thighs are parallel to the ground, then slowly stand back up. Repeat for 10-15 reps. Do two to three sets with a 30-second break in between.
Benefits: Squats can help strengthen your leg muscles, improve your balance, and increase your overall mobility.
These three simple exercises or stretches can be done for just 15 minutes, three days a week, and can help improve your physical health and overall well-being. Try to incorporate them into your daily routine and see how they make you feel! Remember, it's all about progress, not perfection, so don't be hard on yourself if you can't do everything right away. Start with what feels comfortable and build from there. Let's get moving!
Grab a bottle of water and give it a try at 5 P.M. on Sunday!