During the winter months, staying active is not always as easy as when the weather is warm. Here are two exercises that can be done while sitting to help you move more.
1. Tummy twist
Sit up straight with abs engaged and feet flat on the ground. Hold both arms at a 90-degree angle, with forearms extended in front of you and elbows at your sides. Rotate your upper torso to the left, twisting at the waist, for as far as you can comfortably go. Twist back to center and repeat the motion to the right.
During the exercise, try to keep your lower body as still as possible.
2. Knee lifts
Sit up straight with abs engaged and feet flat on the ground. Slowly lift your right leg, bending your knee in a marching motion. Lift your leg as high as you can comfortably go, then lower your foot back to the floor and repeat with the other leg. Continue to repeat this motion, alternating legs.
For increased intensity, pause for five seconds at the top of the movement.