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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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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

Reply to lozza

Then u can't use them!!

Rebbeca

I do little YouTube workouts along with running up and down stairs as I don't do any clubs or anything😜

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