All Legs

Commercial breaks are an ideal time to strengthen those legs.

Here are three exercises to do from the comfort of your chair:

  1. Legs straight out. Alternate pressing your legs into the chair. Hold for he count of ten, or longer. Release. Repeat. (When I do this, I feel it primarily in my gluteal muscles and hamstrings. You?)
  2. Take a ball or a puffy pillow and place it between your legs. Squeeze tightly for the count of ten, or longer. Release. Repeat. (You’re working your adductors.)
  3. Legs out straight. Press one leg against the side of the chair for the count of ten, or longer. Release. Repeat. (Now,the abductors are getting a workout.)

Image courtesy of Petr Kovar.

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One Comment to “All Legs”

  1. Hi Marianna,

    I love it – You come up with exercises to do during your commercial break and they are even easy to do in a chair 🙂

    You also get a thumbs up for engaging in daily physical exercise if you do this…according to Dr Daniel Siegel, physical exercise is also one of the daily “mental nutrients” you need from the Healthy Mind Platter on http://www.dorleem.com/2012/04/power-of-meditation.html

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