Enhance your walking workout with these simple upper and lower body workouts you can do on any park bench.
We all know that exercise is important and taking a walk in the park at lunchtime is a great way to get it in and release some stress as well.
While you’re out here why not work on some exercises for your upper and your lower body.
What’s great about these exercises is that no special equipment is required. All you need to do is stop at a park bench.
First, is the squat.
Start by standing in front of the bench with your back facing the seat, feet shoulder width apart, hands on your hips. Keep your chest lifted as you lower yourself to the bench and then stand back up. If you’re only able to go down halfway, that’s fine as well.
The next exercise is the push up. Start by standing behind the bench. Place your arms nice and wide on top .
Take two steps back so that your body weight is now in your lower and your upper body. Begin by lowering yourself down to the bench, keeping your chest lifted and your stomach in. Once your chest is parallel to the bench, go ahead and push yourself back up.
You should repeat this and the squat anywhere from 12-15 times.
Before you start any exercise program, check with your cardiologist. Remember that no matter how busy you are, you can still fit exercise into your day.