Do this routine 2 or 3 days a week. Warm up before you start by marching in place for a few minutes. Do the same to cool down, then stretch your leg muscles when you are finished. (Burn calories and build muscle—all while boosting your mood.
Walk on the balls of your feet, heels off the floor, for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 more times.
Helps prevent burning shins
Walk for 30 seconds on your heels only, with your feet flexed and your toes pointing toward the ceiling. Repeat 3 more times. (Looking to get in shape but don’t have time for the gym?Double Toe Raise
Works feet and shins
Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Lift just your toes, then lift the rest of your foot, with your heels staying on the floor. Lower your foot, then your toes. Repeat 8 to 12 times.Walking Lunges
Strengthens all leg muscles
Take a big step forward with your right foot, then slowly lower your left knee toward the floor. Your right knee should be at a 90-degree angle. Press into your right foot and stand back up, bringing your left foot forward next to your right. Repeat, stepping with your left foot, and continue across the floor. Do 8 times with each leg. If this is too difficult, do lunges in place, 8 on one side, then switch, and repeat on the other side.
Targets thighs and buttocks
Lift your right leg, bending your knee 90 degrees. Your thigh should be parallel to the floor. In a smooth motion, sweep your leg back, pressing through your heel and squeezing your butt. Without touching the floor, lift your leg up in front again, and repeat. Hold onto a chair or wall for balance if needed. Do 8 to 12 times with each leg.