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7 Exercises You Can Do While Reading A Book (Yes, really!)

    No couch potatoes here!

    Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness. Both provide positive benefits that keep your mind and body fit. So why not combine the two by staying engaged with your book of choice while getting your reps in — here’s how.

    1) Literature Leg Raises

    Get ready to work your abs and core with leg raises in your favourite workout leggings.

    Grab a book and hold it with both hands while lying on your back.

    Keep your legs straight up in the air towards the ceiling.

    Keep your core engaged while bringing your legs slowly back down.

    2) Wordy Wall Sit

    Quads, glutes, and calves? Oh my! This next workout will have you feeling the burn.

    Grab your book and stand with your back and legs against the wall.

    Slowly slide down the wall, until you are in a proper seated position.

    Keep your back flat while holding this position for 1 minute or until you’ve read 1 to 2 pages.

    3) Side-Lying Leg Lifts

    Lie down and get lost in your book with these leg lifts.

    Begin with lying down on your right side with your arm propped up for head support.

    Grab your book of choice so that it is nearby for you to read.

    Lift your leg up and down, and repeat this motion 10 times or read 2 pages before alternating sides.

    To remain physically and mentally fit, check out the infographic below. Enjoy!

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