3 Quick Exercises For Mums You Can Do Anywhere

2 February, 2015

Being a mum usually means not having a lot of time for yourself. Between taking care of the kids and the house, and probably going to work as well, finding the time to exercise can be somewhat of a challenge. If you can find a little bit of time throughout the day to exercise though, this will help you feel healthier and more energized later. Maybe you have a spare ten minutes while waiting for something to bake in the oven or when your child has gone down for a nap. Here are three exercises that don’t need a lot of time or space, so they can be done anywhere when you find some free time.

 

Tuck and Twist

 

This exercise is good to begin your work out with, as it warms up the body, and helps you stabilize and strengthen your core muscles. To do this exercise, begin on all fours. Your shoulders should be in line with your hands, and your hips in line with your knees. Next you can lift your left hand behind your head while you contract your abdominal muscles. While doing this, arch your back and bring your left elbow in close your right knee underneath your torso. At the same time, extend your right leg and turn your upper body to the left, opening up your elbow above your head. Use your right supporting hand for balance by pushing into it while you complete this exercise. As you are doing this exercise, try to imagine that you are pulling your navel up into your spine, and perform this six times on each side.


Frog Jump

 

Begin in a squat position by rotating your hips outwards so they are pointing towards the corners of a room, and squat as low to the floor as possible while you keep your chest straight and lifted. Next push up and jump as high as you can in the air, while rotating your body 90 degrees while you are in the air. When you land, you should be facing a different wall. You can repeat this exercise four times, so that you end up facing the same wall as at the beginning of the exercise. This exercise will work your inner thighs, gluteus as well as being good cardio.


Super Burpees

 

This exercise will work out all of your body, especially your chest, core and triceps, while also a great way to get your heart going and your blood pumping. Start with your feet side by side, and while keeping your feet together squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of your feet. Jump (or walk if this exercise is new for you) your feet back, and then lower your chest to the floor, so that your body is fully stretched out. Walk or jump back into the squatting position and repeat several times for one minute.

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