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Workouts You Can Do Anywhere


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Posted On: Oct 12, 2016

Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

When you're grieving, you don't want to do a lot of exercise; you're probably more likely to just want to curl up into a ball. But nonetheless, it's super-important to stay healthy when you're bereaved, and along with a good diet, exercise is the cornerstone to staying healthy.  But how? And more to the point, where? When you're running around making funeral arrangements, or can't stay away from work too long, you need to be able to workout anywhere.   So here are workouts that you can indeed to anywhere, without extra space or burdensome equipment.

Chair Dips

Admittedly, you do need a chair for this, and it needs to be heavy enough to stay stable and in place. Armrests on it are also helpful, but not completely necessary.

You can use the chair to leverage your body and strengthen your arms. The easiest way to do this is to sit in the chair, grasp the armrests with your hands, and lift your rear end off the seat using your arm strength (again, choose a heavy chair to do this, otherwise it might collapse or push away from you and you'll go flying). You don't lift your feet off the ground, just your butt off the chair. So it's a low intensity exercise anyone can do.

If you want it to make it more challenging, sit on the floor instead and place your hands on the chair seat, behind you. Then, same idea: use your arms to lift your butt off the floor while your feet remain on the ground. If you want it to be more challenging STILL, do the same thing but stretch your legs out.

Warrior III

This one's actually a yoga pose (with a silly name), but a great concept that contributes to leg strength, a stronger core, and an improved sense of balance.

The idea is to lean forward, bending at the waste, while at the same time, arching one of your legs back in the air behind you. In this way, you will (if you're in amazing shape) create a straight horizontal line between your head, torso, and the leg you're not standing on.

In practice, most people can't get horizontal. But do try to get as horizontal as you can and keep the head-torso-leg line as straight as you can. One thing though: don't lock the knee of the leg you're standing on. Keep it bent, at least a little.

Good old-fashioned sit-ups

When most people think of the measure of good body fitness of a person, they typically think of the stomach first. Whether a flat stomach is scientifically the best measure of physical fitness is a discussion for another day, but for a lot of people, it is the benchmark of a person who takes great care of themselves.

So get those sit-ups in. Figure out the baseline number of sit-ups you can do, and try to slowly increase that number over time. Don't overdo it and wear yourself out, but do try to get at least a set in every day. You'll have great abs before you know it.