My 10 favourite exercises to do at home

My aim is to inspire you to the possibility of exercising at home or in the office, simply between other activities during your busy day.  

 

These can be done as a break from computer work, or resting and aligning your back at the beginning or end of the day, a movement or stretch while you wait for the kettle to boil or while watching tv. 

 

All movements help in our very technology dominated sedentary  lifestyle. Your body will thank you for moving more: It is designed to move!

1 Static Back
1 Static Back

Lie down and put your lower legs on a chair, your buttocks close to the chair legs and arms open at a 45 degree angle. Aim for 90 degree angles. Relax and breathe into your abs. Notice if your back touches the ground everywhere the same and if your shoulders are equally relaxed. Stay for 5 minutes and breathe into your tummy.

2 Table top / chair back stretch
2 Table top / chair back stretch

Put your hands on a tabletop, kitchen work top or back of chair. Walk back till you have a 90 degree angle in your upper body to legs. Feet hip width apart and toes pointing forward. Tighten the thigh muscles, drop your tail bone, drop your head and take deep breaths. 1 minute

1 Static Back
1 Static Back

Lie down and put your lower legs on a chair, your buttocks close to the chair legs and arms open at a 45 degree angle. Aim for 90 degree angles. Relax and breathe into your abs. Notice if your back touches the ground everywhere the same and if your shoulders are equally relaxed. Stay for 5 minutes and breathe into your tummy.

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