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Early to bed, early to exercise

Here are some exercises you can do staying in your bed

Early to bed, early to exercise

If you aren’t a morning person, the thought of jumping out of bed to get to the gym may sound like the worst idea, especially on a lazy Saturday morning.

Wouldn’t you love a workout to tone and tighten your legs, abs, and shoulders without even getting out of bed? These five exercises require no clothes, no equipment, and can be over and done with before you make your morning coffee.

Here are some exercises you can do staying in your bed:-

Half-bridge

Lie on your back and place your feet on the bed with your knees bent and your legs hip-width apart. Lift your tailbone and push up until your upper body makes a straight line from shoulder to hip to knee. Hold this move for 30 seconds, or as long as you can, then lower and repeat for three reps. Make sure to continue breathing correctly and engaging your abs throughout.

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Planking

Get into a push-up position on your mattress, balancing on your forearms instead of your hands, as you don’t want to hurt yourself because you are exercising on a soft surface. With your weight on your forearms and toes, align your elbows under your shoulders and lift your body to make a straight line from head to heels. Hold this position for 20 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. Three repetitions are ideal for this exercise!

Push-Ups

Considering that push-ups really help add strength to your core, arms and midsection, it’s essential to include them in a morning routine. Start by placing your knees or toes and your hands on the bed, with your arms fully extended and back straight. Lower your chest towards the bed, and then return to starting position. Perform as many reps as feasible.

Table Tops

Sit on the bed with your legs extended in front of you and your arms resting at your sides. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the bed, while making sure they are pointing in opposite directions from each other. In a smooth action, press firmly into your hands and feet. Straighten your elbows, and lift your hips up toward the ceiling in order to form a straight line with your torso and thighs, making your body appear like a table. Hold the position, retract and repeat.

Leg Lifts

Lay flat on your back with your arms at your sides and your legs straight. Lift the right one until both, it and your hip, form a 90-degree angle. Slowly lower the leg down to the bed. Repeat with alternate leg and do two sets of 10 reps per leg. Don’t forget to exhale as you lift!

Try these exercises in bed to tone and tighten your buttocks, abs, and shoulders. Get started for a healthy start to the day!