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Holiday Fit Tip: Don't Just Sit There — Work Those Quads

Since most of us are traveling this Thanksgiving, here are a few simple exercises you can do with your legs while sitting in a plane or car.

  • Sit up nice and tall and place your palms on the seat next to your thighs. Plant your left foot firmly on the ground and as you inhale lift your right knee up towards your chest. As you exhale, slowly lower your foot but don't let it touch the ground. Concentrate on keeping your spine long and making the movements slow and with control.
  • Repeat this for a total of ten times, then lift your knee up and hold for five complete breaths, and then lower it to the ground.
  • Repeat this sequence on the left side.
  • Then lift and lower both knees together, ten times, then hold for five breaths, and then hug both knees into your chest to stretch out your lower back.


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vnssa906 vnssa906 8 years
so excited i found this! i can do this at my desk as well, even just to stretch out my legs :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'll have to try this!
nancita nancita 9 years
This is a great idea. I'm totally going to try this. We do a similar move in pilates and it can be really hard after a while.
ncharden ncharden 9 years
LOVE this! Not only will I be on a 3 hr flight tomorrow, but I can do these at my desk. I just did, and will probably do it all day long :) Thanks, FitSugar- I would definitely appreciate more of these tips!
almostloli almostloli 9 years
nice tips might try :D
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