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Stand While You Dress

For a super-mini workout that you can do every day, try standing while you get dressed.

I know, it sounds too easy to make an impact, but standing while you get dressed forces your body to balance. This means that simply putting on your clothes will strengthen your reflexes and core muscles. Be careful and balance on one leg then the other, but imagine the extra strengthening you'll get from getting all dolled up by putting on your underwear, shirt, pants (or skirt), socks and shoes (tie them standing up). Try it out, I bet it's going to be harder than you think.

Fit's Tip: Bonus points if you put on tights, leggings or shoes with an ankle strap while standing up.

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klover klover 10 years
um, the real workout that woman in the photo is getting is holding up that clunky cordless phone while on one poorly dressed foot. what's sad is that the phone is only 12 years old now. what's even sadder is that she is wearing open toed sandals with NUDE STOCKINGS.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i do this alr! :woohoo:
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
hahah I always stand while I'm dressing too...glad to see I'm normal around here! ;)
DStirk DStirk 10 years
I sometimes sit while i am starting to put on my pants... I dont know, just makes things easier. Maybe i have really bad balance?! I have to stand when it comes time to pull them over my butt though. Putting leggins on while standing would require some serious balance.
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 10 years
Wow, I for a second thought I was crazy... glad you guys also stand when getting dressed. I wouldn't even know how to get dressed sitting down. The only thing I do sitting down is my knee high boots and only to zip them.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I was going to say, do most people actually sit to get dressed? Because, wow is that lazy!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I always stand while getting dressed. I even put my contacts in while standing on one foot.
julieulie julieulie 10 years
No, you're perfectly normal -- I think it's bizarre that some people sit while getting dressed. I even stand to put on socks and shoes... I'm not entirely sure how one pulls on something like pants without standing.
TheFairestLady TheFairestLady 10 years
Am I weird for doing this already, with the exception of socks and shoes that need lacing up? How on earth do you get dressed sitting down? :|
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