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healthy pregnancy 7 Fast Moves BY SARA HALEY GOT 5, 15, 30 OR 45 MINUTES TO WORK OUT? S


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ome days you just have 5 minutes. These moves are from my second Daily Sweat® and Sweat UNLIMITED workouts. I can choose 1 or all of them based on how much time I have: 5, 15, 30 or 45 minutes.


BUILD MUSCLES FOR CALORIE BURN


5 MINUTES IS BETTER THAN 0


This plank is perfect when you only have 5 minutes because it works so many muscles at once. Start in plank (top of a push-up) and do any of these:


Hold the plank Add challenge: Lower down to your forearms


Row one arm back to your rib cage at a time, tightening the back muscles around your bra line


Throughout, pull your navel to your spine and squeeze your butt for added stability. Repeat up to 1 minute; combine with 4 other favorite exercises for a quick 5-minute workout.


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XX Begin on knees, right leg out to the side, right foot on the floor


With hands behind your head, lean your upper body (torso leading) toward the knee, getting your elbow as close to your knee as possible, keeping your hips to the front


Add challenge: Lift your right foot off the floor as you bring your elbow toward the knee


Repeat the exercise 10 times on each leg. USE YOUR BODY WEIGHT


Don’t load an exercise with weight; do it differently, as with this rotational ankle squat: X X


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Stand with feet shoulder-width apart Reach arms up


Sit back with your weight in your heels, like a traditional squat As you get lower, reach toward 1 ankle with both hands


Keep your feet, knees and hips to the front as your torso and upper body slightly rotate and twist toward 1 ankle


Stand tall again and repeat toward opposite ankle If your knees buckle as you squat, widen your stance until you gain inner thigh strength.


Spend 5 minutes each on your upper and lower body, and 5 minutes on your core with elbow-to-knee obliques that whittle your waistline:


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As a parent,


finding time to exercise can be a challenge!


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