Exercising is essential to maintain a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. But you don’t necessarily have to be an avid gym-goer to gain strength and condition your muscles.
Research suggests that incorporating basic exercise movements into your daily routine can increase muscle strength by 12%, grip by 4% and general muscle increase by 3%*.
Did you know: As we enter our 40s our bodies get worse at building and maintaining muscle, and we can lose as much as 1% of our muscle mass every single year.
We’ve been tuning in to BBC Two’s new series of ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’, which focuses on an array of key areas each week – whether it’s exercise, dieting or myth busting. If you want to keep up to date with the latest shows, then the show airs Wednesday’s at 8pm, or alternatively, catch up on BBC iPlayer.
Tip: The experts on ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ advise to do seven or eight of the exercises below, and try to do 12 repetitions of each, three times a day in order to get similar results as the statistics.