When we’re in our swimsuits, teeny bikinis or even really short dresses and skirts, our legs are going to be front and centre. In order to flaunt them like Miranda Kerr, we’ll first have to make sure that they’re at least looking lean and toned, before they can look sexy. If you haven’t got any time to head to the gym, sneak in these simple get-fit ideas into your everyday life and you won’t even notice that you’re lifting a finger, until you start to see the payoff!
#1 TV time workout
Just because you’re catching up on The Vampire Diaries, it doesn’t mean that you have to plonk yourself on the couch and do nothing. Multi-task and break a sweat by doing some squats or lunges to work those legs. Leave some space between the television and the couch so that you wouldn’t need to get too close or far away from the television when you’re exercising.
#2 Tooth-brushing wall squats
Instead of crouching over the sink while you’re brushing your teeth, lay your back flat against the wall with your feet placed about two feet from the wall. Then, slowly bend your knees until you reach a seated position. Start holding out the squat for one minute, then stand up to take a quick break and repeat until you’re done brushing your teeth. You should feel the burn around your butt and upper thighs. Do this every time you brush your teeth!
#3 Multi-task when reading
You’re only using your arms, so why not work the lower part of your body? We recommend doing some toe raises if you prefer not to move about too much. Another thing you can do is to distance your feet away from one another horizontally. Then, bend your knees outwards so that you would be in a seating position, except your legs are extended towards the sides of your body instead of the front. Ensure that there is a perfect rectangle shape at the area between your legs and the ground. Hold that position for a minute and do it for another three minutes with one minute intervals.
#4 Power up stair climbs
Instead of walking up the stairs leisurely, moderately increase your speed and the number of stairs you take per step. Take two or three steps at once if you’re able to do it safely. You’ll feel it in your thighs and this little step goes a long way to target the upper thigh area.
#5 Sneaky ab workout
When you’re sitting at the desk to do some work on the computer, sit up straight and squeeze your abs and butt tight. Hold the contraction for 30 seconds, then repeat it four times with a minute between each set. You’ll slowly get used to it and you’ll be able to do more sets every time you’re seated at the desk. It’ll also work when you’re sitting on the couch or chair. This exercise will give you better posture, a perkier butt and more toned upper thighs.