Exercises to sneak into your beauty routine

Exercises to sneak into your beauty routine 1

If you’re still struggling to stay true to your gym resolutions – yes it’s already three months into the year- don’t fret. We’ve got some sneakily effective exercises for you to add to your beauty routine, so huddle up!

1. Rise and shine

While we know sleep is essential for our health, weight and overall well-being, an early rise has proven to have significant benefits. Ensuring you get 8 hours of sleep has been a life-long battle, so we aren’t encouraging you to ruin the dream, literally. Try to adjust your sleep schedule to fit in a morning workout, it’ll do wonders! You will improve your mental and physical energy, increase those happy hormones, feel less stressed when you get to work, and overall just get the day started on a great note. Don’t forget to stretch and throw in some

Try to adjust your sleep schedule to fit in a morning workout, it’ll do wonders! You will improve your mental and physical energy, increase those happy hormones, feel less stressed when you get to work, and overall just get the day started on a great note. Don’t forget to stretch and throw in some yoga poses!

2. Toothbrush toes

For the two minutes that you brush your teeth and the further few minutes that you floss (because everyone remembers to floss), stand on the balls of your feet and hold that position for a few seconds. This not only helps with good balance, but it also helps tone your calf muscles and strengthens your feet. You could throw in a squat or five.

3. Make-up kegels

Your mother may have told you that it’s good to do kegel exercises – especially for when you’re pregnant. Even Kris Jenner can’t get enough! It turns out they help strengthen certain core muscles and help prevent incontinence later on in life. Next time you’re applying your mascara, sit cross-legged and quickly squeeze your pelvic floor muscles and release, ten times in a row. We may, or may not be doing them right now.

4. Hair mask lunges

While you usually sit around patiently waiting for your hair mask to penetrate your hair follicles, why not throw in a few lunges? Do ten on one leg and then alternate. This makes your three drawn-out minutes fly by! Plus you want to keep your head upright and straight so you will definitely get your lunge form right as this is the correct position.

5. Face mask crunches

We all know our skin reaps many benefits when we apply a face mask. But how many of us avoid it because we hate waiting for the time to pass? Now you can add in a few reps of tummy crunches while you’re toning or hydrating with your favourite face mask.

6. Brightening biceps

For the beauty rituals that take more time to see results, such as teeth whitening or at-home hair colour, you can sneak in even more exercises. Try doing an upper body workout. A few reps of bicep curls or tricep dips will get you on your way to a sculpted body.

7. Nail jumping jacks

We all know the pain that comes with waiting for our nails to dry, only to smudge them and then redo them again. Why not distract yourself and get your heart rate up? Throw in a few sets of jumping jacks and enjoy unsmudged nails and a stronger, leaner physique.

Tip! We often know what to do, but we need a friendly reminder. Try taking the stairs, get moving during your lunch hour, keep your yoga mat and kettlebell by the TV and get active while you catch up on your favourite show. It’s a constant battle trying to juggle all those day-to-day tasks, but sneaking in a few reps of simple exercises could do wonders.

Do you manage to fit in any exercises during your crazy schedule? Share your tips with us in the comments section below.

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8 Responses

  1. I love these easy tips. I always do squats when waiting for the kettle to boil lol. Actually makes a difference.

  2. Funky ideas! Although I do my yoga in front of the television and I also take the stairs.

  3. If I don’t get my workout session done in the morning, it does note get done that day and while it’s fun to squeeze it in like suggested, it just doesn’t feel like I would have achieved anything – I need to sweat!

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