I love taking road trips. I find it relaxing and really, the best way to get to know your Nation. There are so many great finds when driving off the beaten path. Long lost structures, old signs that may have been there before the roads were paved. Just love it! Not sure if you got the gist, I love road trips and anything they bring up. My daughter will go on them, but she will have her electronics. When I tell her something fun is out there, she will look, say “Cool!”, look around a bit more and then go back to her electronics. Ahhh, the tween age. When I was a teenager, my parents took me through a Fort in Delaware City, DE on Pea Patch Island. It was an old prison for wars. They couldn’t keep up with me as I zig-zagged through it. Older things have always fascinated me. I tend to imagine what happened there, why it was built, etc.
While you are on your road trips and enjoying the locale, there are ways to keep your blood flowing and still help with toning. Just because you are out having fun, doesn’t mean you can neglect your exercises, right? Here are some great exercises that I do when I am out on the road. I had a 10 hour drive about 2 weeks ago to Charlotte, NC that I did these on. Not like I was going anywhere, right? You can really apply these exercises anywhere that you will be sitting for a longer period of time.
Stomach: Pull your belly button in as you exhale. Repeat 20 times.
Butt: Tighten your bottom 20 times.
Arm: As you are driving, squeeze your steering wheel. This will tighten your biceps.
Back: While driving, your back can tighten up. Holding your steering wheel, curve forward to roll our your back. This will loosen your muscles.
Eyes: Yes, even your eyes! They are the most used while in the car. You need to release that stress. Make sure you blink often to keep them wet so they don’t get too dry.
Please, if you choose to do these exercises, make sure you do them while paying attention to the road. If you cannot multi-task? Please don’t attempt these. Do them at work while you are at your desk.
Have you attempted any exercises while driving?