Not one for the mall? Try these exercises from Carson next time you make a run to the grocery store.
If you're purchasing only a few items, carry a basket as you shop. After your groceries are bagged, carry them to your car. A gallon of milk weighs approximately 10 pounds!
When reaching for an item on a lower shelf, squat. Repeat two to three times to work your calves, thighs, glutes, and abs.
Reach for items high on shelves; hold for 10 seconds. Repeat this five times. If you feel self-conscious, pretend you can't decide whether to buy the product. Stretching on your toes with your arms above your head strengthens the legs, back, and arms. It also improves balance.
Grasp the grocery-cart handle tightly on both sides and try to pull your hands apart. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat. This strengthens your shoulders and the back of your arms.
Grasp the middle of the cart handle with one hand and push right and left for five turns. Alternate hands. This will work your shoulders, arms, and abs.
Spread your legs to the width of your shoulders. Try to squeeze the floor together between your feet, holding for 10 seconds. Then push your feet apart and hold for 10 seconds. These two exercises will firm up your inner and outer thighs.
While your groceries are being checked, stand on one leg, straighten your body, and bend one knee. Hold for 90 seconds and repeat with the other leg. This will improve your balance and strengthen your ankles.
Looks like Carrie Bradshaw was right when she said, "Shopping is my cardio." So go ahead: Swing by a sale at Bloomingdales — a girl needs her exercise after all! Find more quick and easy exercises here.