Exercising while driving is no offence but safety comes first. Make sure you don’t try some of these exercises while you are driving, so wait for traffic light to turn red.
Contracting your stomach deep into the lumbar spine is abdominal hollowing. Contract your stomach slowly and avoid any movement in the chest and pelvis area. The exercise is also called stomach vacuum. One can breathe lightly while holding the pose.
The exercise also works on the internal and external oblique, which supports the sides of your abdominal wall. A 2013 study by the Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation found that abdominal hollowing reduces lower back pain and adds muscle mass to the transverse abdominus.
Seated pelvic tilt
You can do a seated pelvic tilt by exhaling and then using your lower abdominal muscles to press your lower back into the car seat. Hold the position for a while. Now inhale and tilt your pelvis forward widening the space between the lower back and seat. Hold the position until the count of three and come back to the original position.
Standing oblique twists are wonderful for your love handles and also strengthens your core. So now imagine if you’d to do it while sitting. BUT wait for the traffic light to do this one. Sit straight and stretch your right arms towards your left (try to touch the head rest) and repeat again with your left arm. To make the movement more intense, you can straighten your arms.
The University of Maryland Medical Centre advises that your position while driving should be such that you do not have to bend forward while your hand is on the steering. So, do not recline your seat more than 30 degrees and the bottom of the seat can be tilted slightly upward from the front.
If you are planning to perform these exercises while driving today, do not lift anything heavy right after getting out of the car.