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3 Simple Exercises To Start Your Day With

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Time is running faster than we expected. January is almost over and a quick look at our waistlines tells us that those fitness resolutions are not exactly being kept. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get fit now, right? All those excuses of not having time and resources need to go right down the drain, ASAP. And in order to do get healthier and lose some weight, you literally need 10 minutes. Whatever time you wake up (yes, you don’t have to wake at the crack of the dawn for these!), just spare some time for these quick exercises that will get you kickstart the day. These 3 exercises are easy, simple, and can be done right before you head to work. Adding a healthy breakfast to this routine is a much-needed bonus!

 

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1. Superman

Taking cue from our fave superhero, do this exercise to feel like one, even if it is for a minute. Lie down flat on your tummy, stretching your hands and legs out. Now, lift your thighs and chest at the same time, forming a superman-like posture. Hold it for 3 seconds and go back to the initial position. Repeat the same thing for 30-60 seconds and you’re done! This exercise tones your belly, strengthens your core, and helps you reduce tummy fat.

 

 

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2. Side Lunge

Stepping aside from the regular lunges, try the side one. Stand straight and keep your arms on your waist. Stretch your right leg out and touch your right hand to your left foot. Repeat the same with the other leg. Keep going with this routine for a good 2 minutes and slowly, you will get comfortable with it. Stick to a constant pace, neither too fast or slow. You can use a dumbbell for added motivation. It gives your butt great shape and strengthens the arms.

 

 

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3. Jump Squats

Make your regular squats fun and addictive by adding jumps to them! It preps your body and is a great workout for your thighs. Stand with your feet apart at shoulder’s width. Bend down as much as you can, doing a perfect squat. While coming back up, instead of doing it normally, end it with a jump.

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Hauterfly's Lifestyle writer and resident Potterhead. In love with boxes, diaries, food, and conversations. Always in a state of fernweh. (Don't know what that means? Search the site for more!)

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