|Welcome to the newest Microwave Fitness blog article. My hope for you is to help you find better ways to use those spare minutes in your busy day to look & feel better.|
Here's how it works. While you are microwaving your lunch, focus on fitness. Microwave Fitness exercises will improve your muscle tone and circulation, improve your energy level, help your concentration, and help you relax from your day's stress. You won't work up a sweat, so you won't need a shower afterwards. You'll just feel better and you'll soon notice you look better too.Most lunches take from 2 to 7 minutes to heat up. If you have a 2 minute lunch, pick your favorite microwave fitness workout. If you have a 5-7 minute lunch, you can do 2 or 3 workouts! They are quick, fun & easy and each one focuses on a different muscle group.
Stand normally, with your feet together. Make sure you have a little room around you and be careful not to kick your friends and coworkers while you do this exercise!
Put your hands on your waist. If you find you need a little help with your balance, gently rest one hand against a wall or table. Try not to put your weight on the hand, just use it to steady you.
Stand on your right leg. Lifting from the heel, raise your left leg straight back about 6 inches. Don't bend your legs. Gently lower your left leg. Repeat 5 times to start. Gradually work your way up to 20.
Stand on your left leg. Lifting from the heel, raise your right leg straight back about 6 inches. Don't bend your legs. Gently lower your right leg. Repeat 5 times to start. Gradually work your way up to 20.
This exercise works the gluteus maximus and erector spinae muscles, important for a trim bottom, but also helps relieve lower back pain caused from sitting at a desk.