Ways to Get Toned Legs

As summer approaches, women want to replace the pants and long dresses in their wardrobe, with something sexier, like mini skirts and shorts. To wear them, besides confidence and attitude, a woman needs to have a good looking pair of legs. Many magazines proclaim that in order to be fit, woman need to go to the gym regularly, do pilates, weight training, yoga etc. However, that is not true, you can also get fit at home, by doing a few simple activities.

Walk, Run, Jog
Walk for thirty minutes everyday. Once your stamina builds, you can switch to running and jogging for the same amount of time.

Indulge in Sports
If you love play to sports, then start swimming or cycling. Regularly doing these two activities will not only build muscle mass, but improve blood circulation in the limbs too.

Do Leg Swings
Yes, swinging the legs is one of the best exercises. To do this, stand straight and hold a wall or a heavy piece of furniture for support. Now, swing one leg forward and backward. While swinging, bring the leg up only till your hip, and keep your upper body, including your shoulders, back, and stomach, straight. Start with ten swings per limb initially, and gradually increase it to thirty.

Do Squats
Squats can easily be done at home itself and prove to be very effective. Stand with your back against the wall. Then slowly, lower your upper body by bending your knees to squat down. Stop when your thighs are parallel to the floor. Remain in this position for around thirty seconds to give the muscles time to work, and then, come back to the normal position. Repeat this exercise ten times.

Climb Stairs or Do Step-ups
Climb up and down the staircase a couple of times in a day. But this can get weary after some time, so, a good substitute for this is doing “step-ups”. To do this activity, you will need a sturdy platform which is around eighteen inches above the floor. You may use a strong table or even a staircase for this exercise. Start with placing your left leg on the platform, and keep your right leg down. Then, using your left leg, climb onto the platform, maintain the tension, and come back down. Now, switch and repeat the same exercise with the other leg. Do this ten times with each leg. To make this exercise more effective, you can hold some weight in your hands.

Exercising has to be combined with a healthy and well-balanced diet to get a fit body, including well-toned legs. So, eat healthy foods and eliminate high calorie, fried, and sugary foods from your diet. Drink lots of water and exfoliate and moisturize your limbs everyday to reduce cellulite, varicose veins, and stretch marks. And most importantly, stay focused and stick to your exercise routine.