Because what else do you have to do while you're sitting in the bathroom?
By Jenny Sugar
Quick fixes usually don't cut it when it comes to losing weight and getting toned, but this one-minute trick actually works!
Take into consideration this little fact: the average woman pees six to eight times in a 24-hour period, so that's about five to seven times while you're awake. And if you have issues with your bladder (thank you, pregnancy!) or you drink a ton of water each day, your ladies' room visits are more like 10 times a day.
So this means you have six to 10 opportunities to fit in a little fitness.
Every time you hit the bathroom, whether it's to pee or touch up your lipstick, do the workout below that should take about one minute.
The Workout: Complete once
- 10 push-ups (lower the knees if you need to)
- 10 squats
- 10 alternating forward lunges (five per side)
If you're using a public bathroom, do not get on the floor to do your push-ups! Just lean your hands on the counter, then after your lunges, you can wash your hands. Maybe you can even get some of your co-workers to do it with you!
If the bathroom you're using is so public that you feel weird doing this mini workout in front of anyone, find a spot somewhere else where you can pump out this one-minute bodyweight workout without feeling self-conscious. But do it immediately after leaving the bathroom. If you wait, you're more likely to forget.
So let's say you use the bathroom six times in a day. That adds up to 60 push-ups, 60 squats, and 60 alternating lunges. That's a pretty decent workout for not hitting the gym, because remember — every minute of exercise counts!
This article was originally published at PopSugar. Reprinted with permission from the author.