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What are some squat variations for someone with weak legs?
AA body weight squat, while hanging on to a stable surface, beginning at half range.
A Swiss ball squat – this is a squat leaning against a Swiss ball, up against a wall for extra support
A chair squat – sitting down on a chair and pushing back up to standing.
What are your best tips for sticking to regular exercise?
AMomentum: When exercise is really the last thing you want to do, just keep going, even if it’s only for half the time or
at half the intensity.
Lay your activewear out the night before, and every week put the workouts you want to do in your phone calendar, eg: Monday: 30-minute run; Wednesday: circuit class; Friday: resistance training…
Be focused and stay kind to yourself:
Create goals, such as be able to run 5km by March, but don’t be afraid to change the goal posts if life changes.
What is the best thing to do when you get a stitch?
AIf possible, stop the exercise. Otherwise, slow the pace down and place your hand where the stitch is. Gently push in while taking deep, controlled breaths. If you’re able to stop exercising temporarily, raise one arm up and lean towards the opposite side. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side. You may also want to try massaging the area. To prevent stitches from occurring, avoid highcarbohydrate drinks right before working out and leave enough time for food to digest before exercising, too.
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