Want Great Legs? “6 Tips to Firm and Tone Them”
6 months ago
- Bend your knees deeply to reach an item on a low shelf, then straighten up without leaning forward or holding onto anything for support.
- When you get into or out of a chair, don’t depend on the arms for help. Instead, let your thigh muscles contract to lower and raise your body while your back is kept straight.
- Climb stairs two at a time, with a straight back and without leaning dependently on the handrail.
- In the theater, on a bus, or during a meeting, sit with your lower back against a chair, then press your two legs tightly together as if they were one for as long as possible.
- To increase your walking speed, take longer strides rather than shorter, quicker steps. By lengthening your pace you’re using more of your thigh and hip muscles.
- Just before you retire at night, stand with your knees slightly bent and grip your pillow between them. Squeeze the pillow for 8 counts as if trying to crush it. Repeat several times.