Today’s tip may seem odd, but I swear it valuable!
Hold it in! Or to be more accurate and specific, be muscle/body-aware. That means to walk with purpose, don’t just drag your heels, use your leg muscles to get you where you’re going. Walking up a hill? Well squeeze that booty to propel your legs up and forward. Use your stomach muscles as often and as long as possible, as if you’re trying to squeeze into a tight pair of jeans. I always say that at the end of a tropical vacation I often feel like my abs look even better then they did on arrival, despite all the vacation food and drinks I’ve indulged in, and a large part of that is due to constantly using my ab muscles while strutting in my bikini on the beach. (I think the other part is due to an increase in body-confidence, after spending a week in a bikini all day, you end up just accepting yourself as you are). So even when you’re holding it in, those muscles are working!
While you’re standing in line, being aware of your body and engaging your abs, try doing Kegels!
Photo: Ms. Scarlett O’Hara and Mammy in Gone With the Wind