Stressed Out? Here's Your New Workout
When you're stressed, the last thing you want to do is exercise. But these 11 easy moves will help you feel better fast
The equipment: Paper platesThe trainer: Cody Harter, a certified personal trainer (and former Marine) in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The move: Mountain climbers
Get in the standard plank position (hands shoulder-width apart on the floor, feet hip-distance apart, back flat) except place your feet on paper plates. On an exhale, slide your right knee to your chest; on an inhale, bring it back to the starting position as you simultaneously bring your left leg toward your chest. Switch moving your legs back and forth for 30 seconds, building up to a minute or more. And make sure you keep your back flat (don't lift your butt!), which is a key to making the move effective.
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