In this increasingly fast-paced world, there isn’t always enough time to complete everything in our schedules. Unfortunately, exercise is often one of the first things to go when we’re pressed for time. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here is how to exercise in your car on your daily commute.
Wrists and Forearms
To exercise and strengthen your wrists and forearms, keep a grip strengthener in your car. They are small and can fit in your center console or glovebox, and they are relatively inexpensive. Spend 15 minutes on each hand during your commute.
While you aren’t going to become a bodybuilder in your car, you can do bicep curls with light weights to tone your arms. A five to ten pound weight shouldn’t take up too much space in your vehicle.
In addition to strengthening your wrists, forearms, and biceps, you can also focus on your core. While you’re driving, lift your hips off of your seat. Repeating this will help you strengthen your core.
Although it isn’t a complete replacement for regular exercise, these simple exercises on your daily commute are much better than not exercising at all. Once you’re in the habit, you can translate this to exercise at home as well.