Some things, like duct tape and ivory soap, are everyday essentials. They’re the tried-and-true standards we can’t live without. So it goes with certain thigh sculpting exercises. Squats, lunges, hydrants and leg lifts are the heavy artillery of thigh resizing, the go-to moves when you need to get the job done.
This workout revisits these thigh firming essentials and serves as a primer for chiseling and toning your lower half. It’s also a refresher course on proper form. After all, anything worth sculpting is worth sculpting to perfection.
Are your shoulders slouched? Is your back hunched?
Poor posture is more than bad for your back; it can be bad for your disposition. Better posture allows you to relax your muscles, sit comfortably and reduce stress, movement therapists say.
With some 800 muscles in the body, even the simple act of sitting before the computer screen presents a complex situation.
If you want to lose weight, exercise more, stress-out less, and live an all-around heart-healthier lifestyle, we have some suggestions you can use throughout the day.
Wake up and walk. Set your alarm to go off 10 minutes early. Throw on some sweats and enjoy a brisk 10-minute walk before breakfast.
Sit down to breakfast. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less likely to struggle with obesity and diabetes than those who skip or skimp. If you’re overweight, just a 10% weight loss can prompt improvements in cholesterol levels and blood pressure, says Sarah Mohrman, RD, a cardiology dietitian with Fort Wayne Cardiology. She suggests these heart-smart choices: