Efficiency is the name of the game, and the time you spend brushing your teeth is an ideal time to burn a few extra calories, improve your mobility, and add in some strength gains.
For most of us brushing our teeth is a pretty routine activity that happens a couple of times a day. We stand, often blankly, contemplating what the day will bring or what it brought. So here are our 5 best tips to a better you, in front of the mirror using just one hand! The best part is... it takes 3 minutes, FLAT!
Nothing builds leg strength, core strength, and bolsters balance quite like a lunge!
Grip that toothbrush hard and give us 20 alternating lunges!
Squats boost your flexibility, mobility and work wonders on strengthening the legs, and core. Make sure those knees don't track over your toes, and keep your chest upright, shoulders back, and abs tight.
Just like the lunges, aim for 20 reps.
3. CALF RAISES
Who doesn't crave amazing calves? Calf raises and brushing your teeth are a marriage made in dental heaven! 😉
Keeping your toes in constant contact with the ground, raise the heels, and repeat without letting your heels hit the floor.
Go for 50 reps counting up for 2 and down for 2 and feel the burn!
4. WALL SQUAT HOLD
An awesome exercise for developing not only strength in the thighs but also for preventing runner's knee. Push your back into the wall, and drop until your knees are in line with your hips, keeping your knees at a 90 degree angle. Brace that core. Breathe. And hold for 30 seconds.
5. CARDIO BLITZ
The average 2.5 minutes most folk spend brushing their teeth is up!
Pop down the toothbrush, and put away your pride! Close the bathroom door, make sure no one is watching and sprint on the spot for 30 seconds to finish off your mini-workout!
Supplementing your regular workouts with some incidental exercise helps boost your metabolism, boost your circulation, increase your fitness and catapults your mobility. Exercise everywhere!
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself. We also don't accept any responsibility for broken toothbrushes 😉.