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Christmas Workout

Mon, Dec. 11, 2017
It’s the most wonderful time of the year indeed, where we gather, laugh, drink and be merry over and over and over again until the New Year breaks in. With all these events and warm gatherings, we often do not give ourselves the time to take care of our bodies the way we normally would throughout the year because we feel we have no time.

On the contrary, however, if we give ourselves just 20-30 minutes a day, we can take care of our bodies the way they need to be taken care of, and from the comfort of our homes. Simple workouts like the ones below give most of your body the exercise it needs to help it revive and make it feel alive.

They also give you strength to help you dance the night away no matter where it is you are gathering throughout the holiday season. As they always say, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Find an empty wall in your house with nothing around it. Rest your back and neck flat on the wall, descending into a seated position where your legs are on the floor at a 90 degree angle. Hold this po-sition for 45 seconds, then stand up and rest for 15 seconds.

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If you would like to make it a bit more difficult for yourselves, hold something weighty—it can be a wa-ter bottle or anything else handy around the house—then punch forward and backwards toward your chest with the ob-ject in both hands. This way you can get both an upper and lower body workout.

Plank

Lie down on the floor and raise your-self on your elbows, start at this position and then come up onto both hands then back on both elbows. Make sure your hands are placed directly underneath your shoulders and that your hips are in a straight line with your body as you are moving.

One-leg glute bridges

Lie down on your back and bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor. Lift one leg up straight in front of you with your knees next to each other. Keep that position then begin lifting your hips off the floor, hold in the air for two sec-onds and then come back down again. Re-peat for a total of 10 reps then switch legs.

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High knees

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and then run in place. As you run, bring your knees up as high as you can. If you have space, you can do the high-knee running back and forth; if your space is limited, then you can do this in your place.

Repeat these exercises for 45 sec-onds and then rest for 15 seconds before moving on to the exercise after it. Once you have done each move one time and you have completed them all, repeat four rounds of this workout.
 
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