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: Stack of two telephone books or reams of printer paperThe trainer: Jon Jon Park, the CEO and founder of Legacy Gym, a state-of-the-art personal training center in Los Angeles
The move: Calf raises
Stand on the telephone book on the balls of your feet. Slowly drop your heels so they're hanging off the telephone book, then raise your heels so you're on your tip toes. Continue lowering and raising your heels for 30 seconds, working up to a minute or more. Note: Ideally, you'll do this exercise without holding onto anything, which challenges your balance and engages your core. If you have a hard time balancing, hold onto the back of a kitchen chair for extra stability.
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