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10 Fitness Tips for People Who Prefer Doing Nothing

Posted: Mar. 14th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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For those loathsome to working out in any way, shape or form, these fitness tips offer a route to go about staying fit with no sweat. The recommendations come from a report by the Huffington Post, which offers innovative ways to keep it moving without formally exercising.

There are calorie-burning activities that can be put into daily routines with minimal fuss or muss, such as squatting when brushing the teeth or stretching at the desk.  Another suggesting is to stand on one leg while doing kitchen tasks; it is multi-tasking healthfully with hardly even noticing.  

Do leg raises during commercials. The quadriceps muscles in the front of the thighs diminish in size and strength to a greater degree than our hamstrings as we age, Rubenstein says, "so anything we can do to keep those muscles working, especially the muscles on the inside of the front of the knee, is useful. These work particularly well for people with chronic knee problems due to arthritis." Here's what to do: Lie on your back with one leg straight and the other bent at the knee, with the foot flat on the floor. Then tighten your abdominals as you raise your straight leg to a 45-degree angle (not fully straight up) and hold the position for three to five seconds before slowly lowering your leg. Aim for 10 to 15 repetitions for each leg.

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