Thigh gaps, "body goals" idols and paper waist challenges might be all the rage, but are they the best goals to aim for when exercising? Why do you exercise?
Sitting at a desk all day is detrimental to our health, but a big part of the population still does it for five days each week. Find out what can be done to promote a healthier lifestyle in an office environment!
Having strong and stable hips is extremely important. We require hip stability for all standing activities, even just walking or running, and weak hips can set us up for pain and injuries along the way. Unfortunately, because most of us spend too much time sitting down, the muscles surrounding our hips are often weak and need strengthening through targeted exercises. You can try the four exercises below to strengthen your hips!
Can you squat down until you almost sit on the floor while keeping your feet flat on the floor too? Can you bend down and touch your toes? If not, it is time to work on some hip and lower body mobility!
Are you sitting for most of the day, either at work, at home or in your car? If so, it might be a good idea to do something for your health and wellbeing and look for ways to get a little bit more active.
If you're like me and sometimes, when the weather is nice, just prefer being outside, try this outdoor bench workout! You won't need any equipment except the bench and your own body.
Do you ever feel like you cannot stand another minute of sitting in front of your computer screen at your office job? I know that feeling all too well. Sitting down all day can make us feel tired and sluggish, and there's nothing better than a little bit of moving around to give us some fresh energy and help us focus once we get back to that screen. It works just as well as coffee!
Undoubtedly exercising offers physical benefits, but what about the mental ones? Exercising regularly can not only change the way you look, but also the way you feel, and many times, the mental benefits you experience are much more important than the physical ones. They are the benefits that make you stick with exercising for good, and they're also the most important gains you can make through your workouts.