Fit Tip Thursday: Seated Ab Workouts

Posted On Oct 30, 2014 By Tom Holland

Fit Tip Thursday: Seated Ab Workout

The statistics are nothing short of staggering. The average American spends roughly 13 hours a day sitting at home and work… 13 HOURS!

That includes sitting while at work and sitting in front of the TV. When you add in the average of around seven hours of sleep at night, that makes 20 hours of literally not moving. Insane.

However, the solution to this problem doesn't lie in going to the gym for an hour every day. Studies have also shown that no amount of exercise can completely undo the harmful effects of sitting motionless.

We therefore need to add short bursts of activity into our daily lives, breaking up our time spent with our glutes pressed firmly into a chair. Most fit people already do this – many without even really realizing it.

The great news is that there are simple, yet powerful ways to work exercise into our daily routines. While most of us have no choice but to spend time sitting throughout the day, this doesn't mean you can't make that time physically productive as well.

Here are three great exercises that you can do while seated at your desk, on the couch, while in the doctor's waiting room… anywhere! Do 30-second intervals of each, a few times a day, and you will be amazed at the results.

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