For the sake of beauty, women are ready for a lot, in particular, they use such a trouble-free “beauty tool” as high-heeled shoes. In addition, if during the working day you have to sit at your desk, your legs are bent at the knees for a long time.
This has a detrimental effect on posture. However, you can resist these negative processes if you systematically engage in exercises for the legs, which remarkably strengthen the muscles.
To do this, you do not need to go to the gym or use any simulators. Perform exercises every day, gradually increasing the load.
- Stand facing the wall at a step distance from it, over time this distance can be gradually increased. Lean your hands against the wall, put your legs together. Strongly bend your elbows, then straighten them. Make sure your heels are flat on the floor. Repeat the exercise 10–12 times.
- Stand facing the chair — hands should rest against the back. Alternately raise each arm to such a height that it is at right angles to the back of the chair — while the body should be in a straight line. From this position, bend your left leg at the knee and pull it towards your chest. Then do an energetic leg swing back and up. Make sure that the heel of the other foot does not come off the floor all the time. After that, do the same movements with the right leg. The exercise should be repeated 5–8 times for each leg.
- Rest your hands on the floor so that your hands are at a sufficiently large distance from your legs. In this position, start walking forward — right hand and left foot, left hand and right foot. To begin with, take 10–12 steps, over time, the number of steps needs to be increased.
- Sit on your toes with your knees together. Rest your palms on the floor a step away from your feet. Lift your hips up, while lowering your heels to the floor, straighten your elbows and knees, head looks down. After that, return to the starting position. Do this exercise 3–5 times, then stand up completely, and then sit down again. Repeat the exercise 5–10 times.
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