5 Best Holiday Workouts: It’s Crunch Time



Moving into a standing position, sculpt your lower abs, legs, and gluteals. Keeping your back straight and your feet a hips width apart, squat straight down as if you are about to sit in a chair (think butt out) as far down as you can go keeping your back straight, then stand back up.

To maintain a straight upper body posture, you can start with your back against a wall to learn how your body should feel, or you can put an exercise ball between your upper back and a wall, to make sure you are in position.

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Alternate between these exercises, setting a timer to make sure that you are doing each exercise for one minute (increasing up to two), and in a controlled form, but going quickly to ensure that you are sweating and trying to catch your breath.

You want to make sure that you are getting a good cardio workout and strengthening those muscles…and you can push yourself when you are only doing it for 20 minutes, so remind yourself of that, and get your workout done at home with your small window of free time. Feel healthier this holiday season and do your home workouts when you can’t make it to the gym!

In good health!