Skin Health Magazine Issue #6 / Winter 2018 - Page 34

S T U O K R O W FOR YOUR LUNCH BREAK By Shari Shallard L unchtime is prime exercise time: re- search says you’re at your stretchiest and strongest late in the afternoon — plus, it turns out, around 2pm, everyone is pretty useless at everything else. But it’s not always so easy to fit in a workout. You have to change clothes and shoes, get to the exercise spot, do the exercise, shower, dress, and get back to your place of work, looking (and smelling) professional. All this within six- ty minutes. So, we’ve found an exercise plan for you — whatever your hurdle. Hurdle: It’s hard for you to leave the office Maybe the place falls apart without you or maybe you’re intimidated by exercising in pub- lic. Consider what Lindsey Mathews of Ideal- calls “invisible exercises” — under- your-desk moves that no onlooker will notice. The Glute Clench This is for the booty. Sim- ply clench and flex your glutes for 5-10 seconds at a time. The Flutter Kick Straighten your legs in front of you and kick up and down in a swimming motion. Mathews says this move increases blood flow and helps to minimise varicose veins. The Leg Raise Hold your legs out straight, either both or one at a time. Then lower them — without your feet touching the ground — ISSUE #06 | 2018 | 34