How To Have Great Legs
Reader's Digest UK|June 2020
It’s the time of year when we tend to show a bit more leg, so why not focus on the health, strength and tone of your pins? And you don’t even need to leave your home!
Susannah Hickling

Practise in front of the TV

We’ve probably spent a fair amount of time on the sofa over the past few months, but telly time doesn’t have to be couch potato time. Make a pledge to yourself to do 15 to 20 hot seats during each ad break. Stand with your feet slightly wider apart than your hips. Sit back into a squat until your bottom just touches the seat of the chair. Then spring into a standing position again—just as you would if the seat was about to burn your backside! This will strengthen all the muscles in your legs and bottom.

Try variations on a classic squat

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