Exercises You Can Do In The Kitchen
Think you don't have time to get fit? Think again! A kitchen workout -- something you can squeeze in while you finish making dinner -- is a great way to get those muscles toned while also making a meal for your family. Big win!
You can do these exercises when things are cooking on the stove.
Do about 8-12 reps of each exercise.
Looking to nuke some leftovers or defrost some dinner meat? The next time you go to heat something up, hold a plank and work your core. Start with a 30-second plank while the timer counts down and gradually add on time as you get stronger.
Lateral Leg Lift
Stand facing the counter or stove, your feet slightly narrower than hip-distance apart. Shift your weight to your left foot and use your glutes and hips to lift your right leg as high as you can out laterally to the side. Carefully lower it back to start, without using momentum to perform the movement. Perform 15 reps on one leg before switching sides.
Engage in active exercises while cooking
When your food is cooking and you don't have to actively stir or monitor its progress, it's much easier to ramp up the intensity and incorporate bursts of cardio and upper body strength work.
March And Twist
Stand tall with your hands behind your head, your elbows extending out laterally from your body. Bend your right knee and draw it high in front of your body as you simultaneously twist your torso to the right, so your left elbow reaches toward your right knee. Reverse the movement, placing your right foot back down as you twist your torso back to center. Repeat on the opposite side. This counts as one repetition. Perform 15 repetitions.