5 fitness hacks

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Work. Life. Friends. Where's the time to exercise? Right here!

Feel the burn with these budget-friendly fitness hacks. 

1. As soon as you get some free time, you spend it glued in front of the TV or binging on series. Sound familiar? Instead of lazing on your laurels, sneak in some stretches; yoga for beginners, if you will. Great for flexibility and toning up. And who can say no to a more toned bod?

2. Chained to your desk is not just a brain drain, it's only hell for the metabolism. No thanks! Boost your metabolism and burn calories while seated with this nifty exercise. Sit down with your back straight and both feet flat on the floor. Straighten  one leg out as far as it will go, while pointing your toes upwards. Tighten your leg muscles and squeeze your glutes. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Then lower your foot back to the ground and switch legs. Do 10 reps on each leg.

3. Work can be thirsty work, so your water bottle is essential. If you're clever, you can also use it as a free weight. Just like lifting weights, curl your water bottle up to your shoulder and slowly lower it back to its original position. Do 15-20 reps on each arm Great for building strength in your wrists and toning your arms

4. Work that waist in your swivel chair. Sit up straight with your back against the chair. Put your feet together and lift them off the floor as high as you can. Hold the edge of your desk tightly enough to stabilise yourself. Using your core, swivel from left to right. Do 10-20 reps. 

5. Walk and talk. You’re on your phone like it’s part of your body, so use it as such! Take your phone call while taking a lap. Text and walk. Have waking and talking "meetings". 

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