Ways to work out on public transport
Whenever you’re standing on a platform or at a bus stop, keep your feet together and slowly lift your heels off the floor. Hold the position for 10 seconds, then lower yourself back down. Do as many sets as you can before your bus arrives.
The commuter crunch is a toning workout you can do whenever you’re lucky enough to bag a seat. It’s as close to a proper floor crunch you can do while seated, and should leave you feeling the burn if done right. Plant your feet, contract your abs and roll your spine forwards so that your chest moves towards your lap. Hold it for 10 seconds, relax, then repeat.
Can’t get a seat? No problem. Simply standing on a train or bus journey has its share of health benefits, especially if your job involves a lot of sitting.
But don’t forget to hold on tight, if you need to!
Ways to exercise in the car
Normally when you’re squeezing the wheel tightly, it’s because road rage has gotten the better of you. But did you know it’s also a good way to fit a workout into your drive?
Similarly, you can easily do mini push-ups while sitting in traffic by keeping your hands at ten and two, tensing your arm muscles and pulling yourself towards the steering wheel. Hold yourself near the steering column for a few seconds, then ease back into your seat.
Toning your core while sitting is easier than you think. Sit really upright, face forwards, clench your abs and twist slowly (and we mean SLOWLY) from side to side, holding at each side for a few seconds per rep.