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3 Easy Workouts for 2 Very Busy Women

FOR MOM ON THE MOVE:

Groceriesbag

1. Carry the groceries up the stairs. One. Bag. At. A. Time.

We have to hassle those bags to the kitchen anyway. Why not get a little exercise while we’re at it. It may take a little longer but you can burn some serious calories going up those stairs just a few extra times!

2. Turn on the music and have a dance party with the kids!

 You’ll get to spend quality time with your children, listen to some great music, make memories, and burn calories. What more can you ask for in a workout?

Posture

3. Regain perfect posture.

 Breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, new moms have one thing in common: slumped and slouchy shoulders from all that leaning in to feed the new baby. Not to mention an achy back. 

Stand tall, opening your arms wide (with your palms facing up). Arch slightly back looking up toward to the ceiling. Hold for 3 breaths. This stretch opens the shoulders and chest to improve posture.

The bonus: It allows more oxygen to circulate in your body giving you more energy.

 

FOR THE WORKING WOMAN:

1. Do squats while you blow dry your hair

 Stand tall, feet slightly wider than your hips. Tighten your abs and slowly bend your knees as you sit back imagining a chair behind you that you’re “sitting” into. Keep your weight in your heels and your knees behind your toes. Work your inner thighs and butt to press yourself up to your starting position. Do it for one minute.

The bonus: Moving your muscles in the morning increases oxygen flow to give you the energy your body needs

2. Stretch out the office chair slumps 

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Do you sit most of the day? This easy-to-do-before-work stretch is great for your back.

Kneel on all fours with toes curled under. Engage your abs, inhale and slightly arch your back lifting your chest. On an exhale, round your spine. Do 6-10 reps, rest for 30 seconds.

3. Turn idle time into toning time.

 While you’re talking on the phone, grab a paperweight, soup can or bottle of water with your free hand.

Extend your arm overhead, then bend at the elbow to lower the weight behind your head, then straighten it back up. Do this 5 times; then switch sides. This will tone your triceps muscles — and help you wave good-bye to arm jiggle!

 

All other photos (and some ideas) c/o http://www.ivillage.com/working-mom-workout-20-quick-multi-tasking-moves-you-can-easily-seriously-work-your-day/6-b-309611

 

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