Easy Exercises To Do While Waiting In Line

Face it: Humans spend a ridiculous amount of time waiting in line. No one likes it but we all deal with it because we need to buy groceries, or get on a plane, or buy the latest iPhone.

Sure, you can lessen the boredom by pulling out your phone to check your emails, or scroll down your Instagram feed, or play a game of Candy Crush. Or… you could do some subtle, easy exercises to help strengthen and stabilize your leg muscles and improve your balance.

Toronto-based clinic Myodetox knows that there’s a lot you could be doing with those dull moments in line so they showed us these easy moves to improve leg strength and stability.

Watch the video below for three quick exercises to make the most of your line time:

Calf raise – helps stabilize the ankles and feet and improves your jumping ability.

Toe raise – helps strengthen the shin muscles, which can help stabilize the front of the calves.

One-leg balance – improves foot and ankle stability which in turns helps with improving balance.

So next time you’re stuck behind eight people and waiting to pay for your takeout dinner, take a few minutes to do some stretches. You’ll improve your balance, your leg strength and just feel better all around. Balance gets worse with age, so it’s never too early to start working on it — even if it’s only for a few minutes a day.

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Author: Sima Shakeri