Don’t get off the couch

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Every now and then a motivational article or quote will come to us with their “get off the couch”, “get off the chair” inspiration. But what if you didn’t actually had to get up in order to get some home activity done? You can mix your leisure time with exercise; keeping the things you enjoy doing after a full day and still being more than a couch potato. Be it television, music or reading a book physical activity and a soft training can be done while your mind is otherwise occupied.

The couch bike

Sit on the edge of your couch to have enough room to lean backwards. Lift you legs and notice that to maintain stability you are already working your core. Now perform the spinning motion of a bicycle as if you were pushing imaginary pedals.

Couch dips

Sit down on the floor/carpet with your back to the couch. Place your hands with the thumbs pointing inwards and get the elbows in line with your shoulders. Lift your body up and sit back down slowly.

Grabbing toes

Sit on your couch and stretch your legs in front of you. Alternating between them try to grab your toes without bending your legs.

The comfortable plank

Lay sideways and lift your core leaning on one arm. Keep that pose for as long as you want and repeat on the other side.

The push-ups

Stand up against the back of the couch about two steps away. Lean forward keeping your legs stretched, bend your arms, pushing them back to an upright position and repeat.

Leg Stretch & Lunge

Stand in front of the couch. Place one leg on the back and on the sit. Bend the knee of the support leg in a deep lunge and rise back up. Repeat for the other side.

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