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#21StartsABHI–Day 14: 2 Minute Pilate Workout To Make You Fit

It’s the year 2021 and as good a time as any to get started on a workout routine. What is more important is that you stay consistent with your routine so that you actually see results. To help you kickstart you journey to better health and to support you along the way, we bring you #21StartsABHI

We will be giving out 21 health habits for you to do every single day for the next 21 days of 2021. All you need to do is upload a video or photo of you doing the activity and share on any social media platform with #21StartsABHI. You could stand a chance to win FREE online fitness class subscriptions + Amazon vouchers.

Pilates is an important and effective workout because it not only works the abs but all the core muscles. The core muscles include the deep ab muscles, pelvic muscles, hips and thigh muscles. The core is the powerhouse of your body and the stronger and more stable it is, the healthier you become. So be a part of the #21StartsABHI contest and enjoy your Pilates workout.

Getting Started

The first step is to sit on your yoga mat with your knees bent and back as straight as possible. Keep your feet at hips-width apart. Breathe in and feel the breath filling up your ribcage. As you exhale tighten your abdominal and pelvic muscles slightly and pay attention to them. Make sure to inhale from your nose and exhale through your mouth with your lips pursed.

The Workout

Next lie down on your back with your knees still bent and your feet a little wider apart than your hips. Raise your arms to point to the ceiling and keep your palms facing each other. Take a deep breath in. As you exhale, keep you elbow straight and move your right arm to be in line with your head, while your left arm moves in line with the side of your left leg. 

Inhale and bring your arms back to the starting position, pointing towards the ceiling. As you exhale again, move your left arm in line with your head and your right arm down to the side of your right leg. Repeat the cycle for ten counts on each side stretching your arms as much as possible. Make sure you can feel the tension in your rib muscles while you exhale and stretch your arms.

Cooling Down

Finally, return to the start position, bring your arms down on either side of you and place your palms on the mat. Take a few deep breaths before you sit up.

The whole routine only takes five minutes and gives you an energy boost for the whole day. Make sure to do your Pilates daily as part of #21StartsABHI and you could be a winner!

How can you take part in the contest?

  1. Follow us on Instagram @abchealthinsurance
  2. Watch #21StartsABHI habit for the day
  3. Upload pictures or videos of you doing the habit by tagging @abchealthinsurance and using hashtag #21StartsABHI
  4. Win Free online fitness class subscriptions + Amazon vouchers

For more such healthy habits checkout our #21StartsABHI section here.

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