You’re never too busy for these stealth muscle strengthening moves:
Inhale deeply and on the exhale tighten abs as hard as you can. Your belly button should feel as if its pressing against your spine. Hold for 5-10 seconds, repeat 5 times
Sit up straight in your chair. Abdominals tight and squeeze your glutes (butt cheeks) together for 5 seconds, then release for 2 seconds, repeat 10 times
Stand up straight with one leg 2 to 3 inches behind you, hold onto a chair or touch fingertips lightly against a wall, if needed for balance. With foot flexed, tighten inner and outer thighs and lift the leg that’s behind you 2 to 3 inches off the ground. Hold for 10 seconds, switch legs and repeat 5 times
How much is enough? Begin with one set of all three exercises and aim to work up to 3 sets a day.
January/February 2012 Weight Watchers Magazine