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Try This Lazy People Workout Guide

Laziness is a mother of all bad habits. But we have your back! Here are a few clever ways for lazy people to work out, and fight that fat.

Work those Abs:

Keep lying on your comfortable bed or couch, and work on your abs. You can lie down straight or have your knees bent, hip width apart. You can place your hands at the back of your head or place flat on the sides. All you have to do is pull up your upper body and feel the press on your abs. Hold for two seconds and go back. Yes, this should hurt a little! Do 15 crunches in sets of three every day.

Walk this Way: 

Do you walk enough? Don’t slack when it comes to doing this very basic exercise. Walking is great for your overall body. Instead of waiting for the elevator, take the stairs. Walk to the person you wish to speak to. Walk in the kitchen while cooking instead of standing in front of the stove. Yes, ask your driver to find a good parking, while you walk the distance to your destination. If you are not sporty or can’t be bothered with a gym membership, just go for a walk for 40 minutes. You’ll be doing your body a huge favor.


Gym in your Phone:

 Lazy people can find it very challenging to find a good gym or at least stay regular when it comes to working out. But the annoying fat must go, right? There are so many phone apps out there you can download and take help from. They time your work out and calculate the number of calories you burn while you’re home! What more do you want?

Be a Plank:

 This should be your new position while you binge watch your favorite television show. Instead of slouching, keep your forearms on the ground, and the rest of your body should form a tight, straight line from your head to your feet. Hold the position for as long as you can, but time it. Begin with 20 seconds, and gradually do planks for 40 seconds by the end of the week. This is a good exercise especially when those annoying adverts are coming between your TV show.

Push-ups for Lazy People:

 Push-ups are hard. There’s no denying it. But an easy way (which is not as effective as normal push-ups, though) to do this exercise is by standing against a wall, placing your hands on the wall a little wider than shoulder-width apart, and bringing your elbows close to your chest (or the wall). This exercise is great for toning your chest, shoulders and arms.

Bird-Dog:

 Sit with your hands and knees on the ground and tighten your abdominal muscles keeping your spine and neck in a neutral position. Keep looking at the floor and slowly extend your left leg behind you while reaching your right arm forward. Keep your hips and shoulders square and make sure your lower back doesn’t arch. Hold for five seconds. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Do ten on each side.

Keep Sitting:

 Be guilelessly lazy as you do this exercise. Stand against a wall and then squat down till your thighs look parallel. These are called Wall Sits. Hold this position for at least 15 seconds, with your back straight and tummy tight. Gradually stand straight and then do three sets of Wall Sits for a toned back and thighs.

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