Exercise for the Demotivated and Time Strapped, Week 2 of 3

Week Two

This is the second week of a three week blog series for people that would like simple exercises they can build in their day to day life to improve their flexibility, strength and brain health.  This week I cover exercises to do while you are getting dressed, putting your shoes on and driving.

Hamstring stretch (while putting your socks on)

Hamstring stretch (while putting your socks on)

Benefits of this exercise: 

Improve flexibility in the back of your legs which may help ease lower back pain

Tips:

  • Keep your back straight
  • If the stretch it too intense bend your knee a bit
  • Rolling a small ball down your leg makes the stretch more active

Video:


Balance exercise (just after you put your shoes on)

Balance exercise (just after you put your shoes on)

Benefits of this exercise: 

Improve flexibility in the back of your legs which may help ease lower back pain

Tips:

  • Keep your back straight
  • If the stretch it too intense bend your knee a bit
  • Rolling a small ball down your leg makes the stretch more active

Video:


Pelvic Floor exercise (while sitting at red lights)

No picture needed for this one as you will just look like you are sitting in your car at a red light!

Benefits of this exercise: 

Reduced risk of stress incontinence or a prolapsed uterus (for women)

Tips:

  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and down
  • Try elevator kegels when you pretend to go to different floors
  • Do them for the full red light!

If you would like a free 30 minute consultation with a Vintage Fitness personal trainer drop me a note erin@vintagefitness.ca

Good Luck!

Erin

Vintage Fitness

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Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company in Toronto, Canada.  We specialize in energizing the lives of people over 50 with exercise. 

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