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    Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Jun 6, 2016

    7 Small Ways To Get A Little Fitter This Week

    Quick and painless ways to squeeze some fitness into your life.

    1. Master the squat and start your day with a few of them.

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    All you need is a little space and a few minutes. Learn perfect form (and consider taking on our 27-day challenge, which starts with just 10 squats and will have you doing 100 by the end) here.

    2. Stretch your butt and lower back, especially after #LegDay.

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    It feels delightful anytime but it's life-changing after running or any kind of lower-body workout. Check out more stretches here.

    3. Get a good night's sleep by drifting off to a custom calming soundtrack.

    Being chronically underslept feels like crap, is bad for your health, and deprives you of the motivation and energy to exercise. For $2, Noisli lets you assemble your own soundtrack of soothing sounds to fall asleep to. Check out 23 other tried-and-true sleep tips here.

    4. Do this quick and not-that-sweaty workout on your lunch break.

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    It only takes about 15 minutes and you won't need to do a ton of post-workout cleanup to get back to work looking presentable.

    5. Just go for a walk, tbh.

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    If you haven't exercised in a while or really ever at all, or if you just want a day of light activity, this 22-minute workout is perfect.

    6. Make a snack that's tailored to your workout.

    Exercise feels oh so much better when you're properly fueled. If you're running or doing other steady state cardio, try the snack and meal above. Or create your own with the guidelines and suggestions for fueling other kinds of exercise here.

    7. Make a killer workout playlist and do intervals during the choruses.

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    If you can't face your usual workout class or the same ol' lifting routine, just make a playlist of your favorite workout jams and do this workout with the cardio activity of your choice.

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