I always find myself too busy or under motivated to exercise in the morning. And I know this happens to a lot of people.
But there are a few tricks I’ve learnt over the years to cover for those lazy days. My husband teases me about them but I can assure you that they work.
So, when you wake up with little time or very low energy to fit in a workout, you can simply do these four exercises in your bathroom and you get ready.
Four easy ways to exercise in your bathroom
1. Squat on the toilet, and never sit down
Yes, you read that right! Squatting over the toilet rather than sitting will strengthen your back muscles and gluteal muscles. So, use your toilet to get your bum right back in fighting form.
You see, we as humans were never meant to be sitting down to eliminate! This includes urinating. Sitting on a toilet can actually get in the way of good health. This is a century-long tradition. When the modern toilet came along, it brought with it ailments such as constipation, haemorrhoids and appendicitis (a large percentage of which was associated with poor bathroom posture). So no more sitting!
2. Blow your hair upside down
Get ready to get your blood flowing up and down your body with this little tip. Blowing drying your hair upside down can give it a boost of volume by brushing in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Also, it will keep you looking young.
When you’re upside down, you relieve all sorts of bodily tension from back pain to tense muscles. This also increases your relaxation by allowing blood flow to the brain while simultaneously engaging the abdomen. So, bend over and let your head hang as you dry!
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3.Brush your teeth while doing leg lifts
Make the most brushing your teeth. Do this by simply adding a little legwork. Take your straight leg out to the side until it’s at a 45 degree angle. This will work those thighs. You’ll start building strength in your hip flexors while burning off that extra cheese you ate last night! Ensure you do atleast two to three reps of 10 lifts per side.
4. Do mini-calf raises during make-up time
This is an excellent way to spice up your make-up routine. You can start by placing your feet hip-width apart. Thereafter, slowly raise your heels until your weight is on the balls of your feet. Then, lift the heels up as far as they can go, pause then lower. Try to do 20 reps of these calf raises and complete three to four sets.