Before you get up in the morning practice tightening your pelvic and contracting your tummy muscles while you lie in bed. Hold all the muscles tight for three deep breaths and then relax. Do this ten times each morning and you will be toning up your tummy without even having to stand up.
While lying in bed, take three deep breaths to get some oxygen into your lungs then tighten your abdominal muscles and do two sets of 10 gentle crunches before you get out of bed.
As you get up, sit on the edge of the bed and put a pillow between your knees. Stretch your arms up above you while squeezing your thighs together 15 times to tone your legs.
When you are out of the bed, take time to make it properly.
This is activity that will burn a few extra calories.
When you are brushing your teeth, make good use of the time by doing some shallow lunges as you brush.
Exercise On The Go
If you travel to work by tube, walk up the escalators two steps at a time. By taking larger strides you will involve your bottom more in your stair climbing and giving your legs and lungs more of a workout. If you do not use the escalators you can try this at home in the evening by climbing your stairs 10 times.
Hold your tummy in and squeeze your bottom, wherever you are.
If you are waiting for a bus or a train, isolate different muscles around your body and contract and relax them in turn.
Make every journey a mini-fitness fix. Pick up your pace walking to the station, to the sandwich shop, or even to the wine bar. You will know you have done it right if you are slightly out of breath and can feel your heart racing by the time you get to your destination. Remember this is not about running, just about saying goodbye to the casual stroll and making the most of being on the move.
If you are in the car, always practice good posture by tightening your tummy muscles and keeping your shoulders relaxed.
If you spend the day in an office, take regular screen breaks and move around, even if you do not need to go anywhere. Extra journeys mean extra calories burnt which all add up over the course of a day.