Burn 100 Calories in 90 Seconds
Need a quick pick-me-up? Burn 100 calories in less than a minute with these three simples exercises. Not only will this quick workout shake loose the cobwebs, but each exercise is designed to align the body so that you’ll stand straighter and move more efficiently.
We spend so much of our time sitting—at home, at work, in the car—and as a result, our joints and muscles are not running through their full range of motion. This quick, explosive workout will wake up the muscles and kickstart blood flow. Note that each exercise is geared toward shifting your body back into alignment. And when the body is in alignment, oxygen flows freely to the muscles and creates more energy. So you can burn calories and skip the afternoon coffee. Give it a try!
Exercise #1: In a standing position, reach your arms straight out and run in place, bringing your knees high, for thirty seconds.
Exercise #2: Drop your arms and run in place so that your heels kick your butt for thirty seconds.
Exercise #3: Squat low with your feet pointed straight forward. Then spring up as if to jump, driving your arms straight up, but do not let your feet leave the ground. Repeat these ‘fake jumps’ for thirty seconds.