for Toning Different Parts of the Body
How can I tone different
parts of my body
You could begin your exercise routine
with a few basic stretches to warm up. These will help to relieve
tension and warm up muscles and joints, preparing your body for slightly
more intensive exercise. These stretches will also stimulate blood
circulation, and send the foetus a good supply of oxygen.
Head and Neck:
Tilt your head to one side, then
gently rotate your head to the back and then to the other side. Complete
circling your neck by bringing your head to the front, with your chin touching
the center of your collarbones. Repeat this exercise about 5 times
in one direction, and 5 times in the other direction.
Sit on the floor and cross your
legs. Gently stretch your neck upwards keeping your back straight.
Turn your torso to the right while breathing out and place your right hand
behind you for support. Your left hand is on your right knee while
you stretch little further. Hold this position for a few seconds and repeat
it upto five times in one direction and upto five times in the other direction.
Arms and Shoulders:
Sit with your legs tucked underneath
your thighs, lift your right arm up towards the ceiling. Now bend the elbow
and drop your head backwards. Hold your right elbow with your left hand
and stretch a little further. Next, put your left hand down and stretch
it behind your back to reach out for your right hand. Stretch for
about 20 seconds and then relax. Repeat with the other arm.
Legs and Feet:
Stretch your legs out in front of
you and keep your back straight. Place your hands on each side of your
hips for support. Gently bend your knee and straighten. Repeat
with the second leg. (This will help tone your muscles and relieve cramps)
Flex your foot outwards and draw circles in the air with your ankles. Do
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