Do These 13 Exercises to Stay Fit for Life


Plank TapPlank-Tap

Begin in a plank position. Lightly tap your left shoulder with your right hand. Return your hands to the plank position. Alternate on the other side. Maintain a strong plank position with a tight core and glutes throughout.

Don’t
Allow your weight to shift as you tap your shoulders.

Squat

Position your feet somewhere between hip- and shoulder-width apart. Turn your toes out as needed to accommodate flexibility through the movement. Keep your chest tall. Look ahead and slightly up. Be sure your knees are tracking in line with your toes. Squat as deep as your flexibility allows.

Don’t
Let your knees travel forward past your toes.
Let your knees buckle inwards.
Lift your heels off the ground.
Shift your weight to your toes.

Make it easier
Keep the squat shallow if going deeper is difficult or pulling uncomfortably.

Side LungeSide-Lunge

Keep your chest up. Shift your weight through your midfoot and heel. Lunge as low as your flexibility allows.

Don’t
Let your knees travel forward past your toes.

Squat Jumpsquat-jumps

Squat until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Keep your chest up. Hold your arms straight in front of you as you squat, pushing them behind your back as you jump. Jump as high as you can. Exhale as you jump. Land softly.

Don’t
Allow your knees to travel past your toes.
Shift your weight to your toes while squatting.