The cold and snow have forced a lot of us to remain inside during the winter months. Although our pets may love our constant state of being lazy and on the couch, our bodies do not. Only 25% of adults get the recommended levels of physical activity, and the lack of exercise can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, several cancers and obesity.
Since the winter weather has pushed us to stay inside, try a few of these at-home workouts from New York City-based fitness pro, Mathew Forzaglia, to promote good health and make your legs stronger:
Goblet squat: 3 sets of 12 reps
Holding the weight or object in front of your chest, stand with feet just outside hip width. Drive hips back and then down, as if sitting in a chair. Keep chest up and focus on your hips breaking below your knee crease. Push into heels, squeeze glutes and stand back up.
Pendulum lunges: 2 sets of 10 reps on each leg
Hold the weight or object in front of your chest. Lunge forward with right leg, keeping left leg stationary until the reps are done.
Keeping your weight in your right heel, push out of heel to stand up and immediately step into a reverse lunge with right leg in the back. Complete all reps on one side before switching legs.
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