The 6-Minute Skinny Jeans Workout 4 Exercises for a Tight & Toned Lower Body

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Add some more great exercises to your healthy lifestyle with this 6-minute skinny jeans workout. With these 4 exercises, you'll get a tight and toned lower body and feel healthy and fit. Self-care is all about doing things that are good for you. Doing things that contribute to your overall health and wellbeing like eating well, exercising, and taking time for yourself. Healthy living is all about balance, so it's not about doing a ton of exercise either. It's about finding the right exercise for you and sticking to it to see the results. Shorter workouts are a great way to get in all the exercise you need, and fit it into any schedule. If you can just do a short workout each day, you'll find that you'll be healthier and happier for it. You can pair these short workouts with running, walking, swimming or cycling to get in some cardio which is essential for your health and wellbeing. Or, if you prefer a lighter form of exercise, you could do some yoga or pilates. Just find something that you enjoy and that you have fun doing because that will ensure you keep doing it routinely.

Here are 4 exercises that are easy to fit in at any time of the day, whenever you have 6 minutes:

1. Side Sizzler: This move works the outer thighs, hips, butt, abs, obliques, and shoulders. All you do is kneel down on a mat or the floor, tilt your body to the right and place your right hand on the floor in line with your knee, your upper body supported by your right arm. Then bring your left arm up to make a T with your arms and your upper body. Once you are solid in your starting position, bring your left leg straight out and parallel to the floor. Raise and lower the left leg and repeat 15 times. Switch to the left side and do 15 on that side too.

2. Long and Lean Lifts: Muscles used for this workout are the outer thighs, hips, obliques, and shoulders. Lay straight out on your right side with your right forearm supporting your body. Your upper body should be angled toward the ground and your right leg touching the ground. Then raise your left leg keeping it perfectly straight and lower it back down to touch your right leg. Do this 20 times, and repeat on the other side.

3. Triple Toner: This will work your thighs - quads and hamstrings, butt - glute muscles, and core - abs and lower back. Kneel on your mat with your legs hip width apart and the tops of your feet on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and lean back slowly while engaging your core muscles. Be sure you're bending at your knees and not your lower back to protect your lower back from injury. Engage your core and return to the starting position. Continue and do 15 repetitions total.

4. Scissor Crunch: For this exercise, you'll be working your abs, inner thighs, outer thighs. Lay on your back and raise your legs up to create a 90-degree angle arms overhead. Open your legs to create a V and crunch up slowly bringing your hands between your thighs. Lower back down to the floor with your arms above your head and close your legs at the same time. Do a total of 20 repetitions.

Add these moves to your normal workout routine and do one circuit or up to three circuits. Check out the photos on Spark People for a visual of how to do each of these moves.***

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