Every Day in May Challenge – Bend Over, Baby!

ONE move works ALL!

Stand tall on one leg (if you need to start with your toes lightly on the ground for support you may or try lightly holding onto the wall). As you bend over, reaching toward the floor be sure to support your back and stabilize yourself by bracing your core. To stand back up, push your body weight into your heel and again, pull your core in tight. Repeat slowly.

Single-Leg-Balance-Touch

Single-Leg-Balance-Touch

Add this move into your workout routine for full body benefits.

There are very few 2-legged activities when you think about it. Running and walking require you to use one leg at a time and it is imperative that you take the time to work each leg separately. When trying this exercise you will likely say “why is it easier on this side.” That is because our strength and stability is rarely even on both sides. This exercise engages the core, glutes, hamstrings, quads and upper body – a real bang for your buck movement! Start with 10 reps on each side and work up to 15.

Wellness challenge: If you are really hungry before bed tonight have a snack. Yes, I mean it. Keep it light but do it. This may help you sleep better and not over eat tomorrow. Check out this link for some ideas. http://www.fitsugar.com/Healthy-Late-Night-Snacks-Low-Calories-18872289#photo-5

Live Well.

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About janabnana

MS in Exercise Science. Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor.
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