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The At Home Workout

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Dance as you Dress

Ok, some of you may be a little lethargic in the mornings, if this is you, consider putting on an upbeat tune that gets you dancing around the room as you get ready for school. It will lift your mood. You could even play it loud and get the whole family dancing.

Stretch Yourself

Increase your activity levels without getting into a sweat

  • In the bathroom lace your hands together with your palms facing away from you and straighten your arms for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat three times.
  • Stand up whilst watching your favourite TV show, rocking from side to side or walking on the spot, or even standing on one leg for a few seconds. See if you can keep these up until the adverts pop up on your TV.

Stretching should never hurt, if it does then relax our stretch a little until if feels comfortable and hold for a few seconds, never more than 30 seconds.

Step It Up

Running up and down the stairs on a daily basis is a great exercise for your lower body, so don’t get too grumpy if you forget to pick-up your school or PE bags, running back up those stairs is actually good for you!

Skip the Sofa

Skipping burns up to 10 calories a minute so get your rope and find an open space for 5 minutes, it’s a great overall toner too; ideal for bottoms, shoulders, legs and arms, not to mention a good cardio.

Slow…slow…quick…quick…slow!

So this is not strictly at home, but on the way to school and if you walk, speed up your step for a couple of minutes dropping back to a slower pace and repeat several times throughout the journey. Studies show that High Intensity Interval Training can boost your metabolism, increase heart rate and strengthen muscles. Get your friends to join in, it could be great fun!

Exercise as you brush

Did you know that simply by gently squatting as you brush your teeth for two minutes can help tone your tummy and bottom!

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me

I highly recommend all of these for girls who feel insecure. you lose weight steadily by enforcing these in you everyday life as you will get to a weight you are happy and healthy

Poppi

I only go horse riding and swimming (not competitive) and self taught gymnastics so I try and wake up earlier put on music stretch a bit then 100 squats,100 sit ups and 20 press ups stretch to cool,walk to school,run around at school,walk from school then go on the bike track near my house then cycle home.This is pretty much every day so try this if you like it sounds a lot but horse riding and swimming is one day a week and I'm honestly not that fit,I have really bad stamina.Sometimes I will play football too and do some running practice but that's more in summer

Bob

Very good

Proud to be a teen

I swim load so I have three gym sessions a week and I stretch for 20 mins a day at home and I do yoga at home and occasionally a few Half or Whole Turkish getups.

hollowlegs

do you have a actual routine

Dancing girl

This is really useful. Although, I need to get a skipping rope!

Ali

I find that when I have a bit of spare time, I simply put on my favourite jams and do some squats, a few lunges and then a few burpies, after that to "cool down" I put on some relaxing music and stretch, I normally do all of this in the morning but if you feel your not really active you can always do it in your spare time. There's also a lot of good sites that have specific workouts that may be better for you. Hope this helped in anyway x

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