10 minutes to... Re-energise
Make yourself feel amazing by using those precious commuting minutes to boost your energy levels
1 Stand, Don’t Sit Studies have shown that if we all stood for three hours a day every week, we’d burn around 750 calories, or about 30,000 every year. Suddenly that free seat isn’t looking so appealing…
2 Work Your Abs If you do end up sitting, maximise your energy levels with a mini workout. si tina neutral position with your feet hip-width apart, contract your abdominal muscles and move your rib cage down towards your hips. Hold for 8-10 seconds and repeat.
3 Just Breathe Taking some time to breathe deeply can dramatically reduce stress levels. put on you rf ave song, close your eyes, inhale deeply and as you exhale, banish all thoughts of worry from your mind. Easy.
4 Say Hello To H2O Our bodies have to work a lot harder to raise our core temperature when we consume something cold, so carry a bottle of chilled water with you on your journey. Apparently, drinking cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism by up to 24 per cent.
5 Stretch It Out You might look slightly odd, but if you just do a few leg stretches on the train (without invading anyone’s personal space) you’ll improve your flexibility, decrease risk of injury and boost the range of motion in your joints. Sounds worth it.
6 Sit Up Straight By sitting up straight, you engage your back muscles and core, not only toning your torso but also helping with bone, ligament and muscle structure too. Bonus!
A cold drink first thing can help boost metabolism for the day