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5 Effective Workouts for Busy Bees

5 Effective Workouts You Can Do Anywhere/Any Time

These effective workouts can be performed anywhere at any time and integrated into daily chores.

Moms have so much to look out for that taking out the time for exercise might seem selfish. However, we must remember that we can look after our family only if we look after ourselves first. Taking time for self-care will show a marked improvement in all aspects of life- work, marriage, kids, etc. Moreover, exercising is a great way to boost mental and physical health.

Without further ado, let us look at these effective workouts that are perfect for busy bees like us!

Squats

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One of the best bodyweight exercises, squats, can be performed anywhere and anytime. These can also be modified by adding weights on both hands and doing squats with them, thus combining weight training with strength training. The good thing about squats is that it powers the entire lower body, which is essential because busy moms are always on their feet.

Push-ups

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Push-ups are among the quintessential bodyweight exercises everyone should do. Just a few sets of 10-15 reps each will be enough to work your core and shoulders, giving you the strength required to go through every day. You can do push-ups from anywhere- while on your break from work or while the kids are at school.

If you want to modify your workout, you can do push-ups on your knees or eccentric push-ups using your knees for support only.

Mountain Climbers

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Mountain Climbers is an iconic exercise, and as the name suggests, it is very similar to climbing up a mountain. You must begin in a neutral plank position, lift one leg so your knee touches your chest, and push your alternate hand forward for 10-15 reps per second.

Keep your hips stable while performing this exercise to make this more effective (and challenging).

Glute Bridges

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To perform these exercises, you must lie on your back with your knees raised, feet firmly on the ground, and hands at the sides for support. The core and spine should be tight. Slowly raise your hips to bring them in line with your knees, hold for a few seconds, and lower them back on the ground. Continue this for 10-12 reps per set.

Glute exercises are essential because they engage your core like no other form of workout. And we all know that a strong core leads to a strong body.

Lunges

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Lunges are among the classic bodyweight exercises that engage the entire body and build strength in the legs. To perform lunges, stand with your feet wide apart and your toes pointing forward. While keeping weight on your right leg, bend down so your left knee touches the ground. Try not to contact the ground. Repeat this with the other leg, and so on.

If you want to add weight to this exercise, you could hold two dumbbells in each hand while performing the workout. However, ensure your core is stable enough so you do not injure yourself.

Learn About More Effective Workouts for Busy Bees

Busy moms can opt for the EMOM workout to save time. By incorporating the exercises mentioned above into your everyday routine via the EMOM training, you can be physically and emotionally healthier while having greater energy for your work and chores. Bodyweight exercises are completely safe and require no gym elements since they utilize the body’s weight to work out. Therefore, you do not have to stress about going to the gym daily when you can perform these exercises at home.

Check out my other posts on a healthy lifestyle at Health and Fitness.

Acknowledgment

Michael Singleton of BarBend provided this article.

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