15 Minutes To Fitness!

By HealthSignz | Published: September 11th, 2015

Are you a busy bee where you are not finding enough time to focus on your fitness. Pot Bellys, body getting out of shape and health ruining gradually is what you are experiencing as a result. Well! Here we come with simple fitness exercises which help you to curb your carbs and guess what? It won’t take more than 15 minutes of your time.

Your 15 minutes to fitness starts here:

The warm-up: Spend a few minutes walking around, lifting your knees, jogging in place, or doing jumping jacks – anything to get your heart rate up.

Overhead triceps press: Stand with your back straight and arms up, but bent 90 degrees at the elbows. Hold a light weight (or even a bottle of water or can of soup) behind your head just above your shoulder blades. Without moving your upper arms, push the weight above your head until just before your elbows lock. Pause for a moment, then slowly lower arms back to the starting position.

Pushups: Lie face down with your palms on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Keeping your back straight, push yourself up until your elbows are locked. Tighten your muscles, and hold for a second or two, then slowly lower yourself until your body nearly touches the floor. Remember to always keep your neck, back, and legs in a straight line.

Squats: Stand with legs slightly wider than hip-width apart, keeping your toes pointed slightly outward. Bend your knees until your thighs are nearly parallel with the floor, raising your arms straight out in front of you as you go. Push back up to the starting position, lowering your arms.

Lunges: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and take a 2- to 3-foot step forward with one foot. Keeping your back straight, bend at the knees and dip your lower body straight down. Your knee should stay over, not in front of, your toe. Return to a starting position and repeat on the other side.

Abdominal crunches: Lie with your back on the floor and hands behind your head or crossed in front of your chest with hands on opposite shoulders. Keep your feet flat on the floor with knees bent. Squeeze your abdominal muscles to lift your head and shoulder blades off the floor. Lower back down to the starting position and repeat.

Back extensions: Lie on your stomach with hands under your chin or down by your sides. Slowly lift your shoulders. Keep your thighs on the floor and do not extend your back much. Slowly lower your body back down and repeat.

These simple exercises show their results from the very first time you practice them and you can be back to yourself where you were all fit. So, work out on these and boost up your life!

 

 

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