This blog post was written by Maggie Young, a Campus Ambassador,
Working out doesn't have to be a drop dead, hardcore sweat session to offer benefits. Sometimes a little R and R can do the trick after a long day. It's important to do something, but when you are feeling overly exhausted, a "lazy" workout session is your best bet.
Start: Lie down on the floor. Yes, this is part of the exercise session!
Work: Place your hands behind your head for support and slowly flutter your lower legs for 30 seconds.
Rest: Take a breather and hug your legs close and rock from side to side.
Work: Bring your legs up to a 90-degree angle and place your hands behind your head. Bicycle back and forth for 30 seconds.
Rest: Cross your left leg over your right and look to the left to stretch out the entire torso and leg.
Rest: Switch and cross the right leg over your left and stretch.
Work: Roll up into a seated position with your legs straight out in front of you. Pause at the top and roll back down to the floor with arms above the head. Repeat for 30 seconds.
Rest: Lie down and bring right leg up and hug it toward you. This should stretch the right hamstring. Switch to the left and repeat.
Work (last time!): Lie down and bend legs so they are flat to the floor. Support your head with both hands and bring body into a "crunch" position. Hold this for 30 seconds.
Finish: Release arms over head and lie down with legs stretched. Close your eyes and enjoy the relaxation.
Now there are no excuses for a "tired" day. You can always whip out this lazy workout and reap some benefits when you need something more refreshing rather than exhausting.