Cut Your Holiday Stress with Shop-ilates
'Tis the season for an aching back, burning shoulders and a chronic pain in the neck? Personal trainer Andrea Metcalf 's Live-ilates program has a special lesson—called Shop-ilates—just in time to restore your holiday cheer.
Step 1—Posture Push
This key Shop-ilates move is perfect for the grocery store. Start with your hands shoulder-width apart on your shopping cart, and use your lats, shoulders and hands together to work on your chest and shoulders.
While you wait in line or throughout your shopping trip, try for 20 repetitions of pushing and pulling your cart (add a small child or 25-pound turkey for resistance) while standing in place. Exhale on the push and inhale on the pull. Remember the spine rolling technique of mindful moving, and slow four counts.