Category Archives: Kitchen workout

Here you’ll find simple exercises you can do while preparing food or just hanging around a kitchen environment.

Ingredient squats – leg workout while cooking

illustration of man doing leg exercise while in the kitchen
Situation: Cooking
Stretches: Legs

Try to connect an exercise to something you do frequently, for instance picking out ingredients for when you are cooking. Try to do 5 squats for every new ingredient you pull out. It’s a piece of cake but some dishes have a lot of ingredients and the more you cook the fitter you’ll get.

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Neck stretch – at the dinner table

illustration of man stretching at a table
Exercise: Neck stretch
Situation: At the dinner table
Stretches: Side & back of neck

HOW: Sit up straight and grab hold of the edge of the chair. With the other hand, pull you head diagonally forward to stretch the back/side of the neck. Hold the stretch for about 10 seconds and repeat a few times on both sides.

This is great if you have a stiff neck after a long day at the office. You can of course do this stretch exercise in many other places as well eg. when on the toilet, in a meeting, etc etc.

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The Towel Pull – Upper arm workout in the kitchen

woman doing arm workout in the kitchen
Exercise: The towel pull
Situation: Cooking
Exercises: Upper arms

This simple static exercise can give your upper arms a real work-through if you put your heart into it.

Just grab a kitchen towel and hold it above your head while pulling to the sides as much as you can. Keep the tension for about 30 seconds or so before resting. Flip your egg, or whatever you are doing, and then go at it again.

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