Maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation. However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness, running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra intense CrossFit WODs, there’s what’s referred to as functional fitness, or exercise that builds and enhances the strength and mobility needed to accomplish everyday tasks.
For a full workout, perform three rounds of the following 10 exercises for the designated amount of repetitions. Or, as a supplement to your regular workout routine, simply perform one round of all 10 exercises every day.
This exercise targets the core, lower body and helps to enhance balance.
How To: Stand on your left leg and hold a kettlebell or dumbbell in your right hand. Maintain a neutral spine as you hinge at your hips, lowering the kettlebell towards the floor and allowing your right leg to extend out behind you. Pause for a beat before slowly reversing the motion and returning to the start position. Perform 8 to 12 reps and then repeat on the other side.