Given rising gas prices, summer travelers are opting to drive rather then fly to their vacation destinations. While summer road trips or the everyday commute to and from work often mean long hours in the car, the expert consultative staff at Complete Nutrition offers tips for staying fit, even from behind the wheel. See below for the tips featuring local Raleigh health consultant and Complete Nutrition owner, Vince Boulay, sharing these tips on how to stay fit on the road. Vince will be opening three new Complete Nutrition locations in the Raleigh-Charlotte market within the next two weeks!
The new stores will be opening at the following locations: 7880 Alexander Place Promenade in Raleigh, 5951 Poyner Villiage Parkway in Raleigh and 280 Meeting Street in Cary, NC.
Work your abdominals by holding in your belly for 30 to 60 seconds. This will work your deep abdominals and help you on your way to a flatter stomach. Focus on breathing in the back and sides of your lungs while keeping your belly pulled toward your spine. ·
Do twists. Twist your upper body and hold for at least five seconds in each direction. This exercise will help tone your sides and will also provide a relief to your back if you have been driving for a while.·
Do mock sit-ups. This version of a “sit up” will be effective to help in toning your abs. Suck in your tummy, tighten your ab muscles, sit up straight and tall and slightly rock back and forth at least 25 times.Put one arm behind your headrest and push your hand toward your head. You should feel your bicep contract. Hold this for 10 seconds, then switch arms. This is a great exercise to try when you are at a stop light, rather than a curvy road or a crowded freeway.
Squeeze your glutes alternating sides. Left booty for 5 seconds, then right booty for 5 seconds. Keep alternating sides for 10 to 20 reps. This can be a little challenging at first, but it is a great way to create some circulation on your backside while sitting on it. ·
Do leg lifts. Legs lifts can only be done in the car if you are a passenger. If you are a driver, do not attempt to do this exercise unless you are parked or if you are waiting in traffic. Tighten your gluteus maximus muscle and lift your leg or at least lift your thigh. Do this set of exercises 20 times for each leg.Lift or rotate your toes for ten seconds then relax.
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