5 Ways to Keep Moving While You Wait for the Green Light

Glute Squeeze

In the previous section, we talked about performing isometrics to improve grip strength. The glute squeeze is another type of isometric exercise, which helps circulation and counters the tingling sensation from sitting too long. Simply contract and tense your gluteal muscles. Hold each contraction for at least 10 seconds and perform 10 repetitions. You can perform isometric-style exercises with your thighs, chest, and other body parts following the same repetition scheme.

These exercises should help keep you busy while you're waiting at the traffic light. Just make sure that every once in a while, when you climb out of the driver's seat, you're heading out to work up a sweat.

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