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Your easiest-ever home workout routine

December 23 2018
By Anna Davies

Body Magic, Slimming World’s gentle, get-started activity plan, is all about finding ways to move more in your day-to-day life. So what could be better than a body-boosting routine you can do without even leaving the house? All you need is a couple of soup or veggie cans from the pantry and you’re all set for whenever you have a spare few minutes at home.

Your easiest-ever home workout routine

At 16 to 24 ounces, cans make ideal light weights. Aim to complete the circuit below three times for an upper-body workout that will help strengthen your arms, chest, and shoulders:

  1. Bicep curls
    Stand tall with a can in each hand, palms up, and arms at your sides. Lift one forearm up toward your shoulder, keeping your elbow pinned at your side, then slowly lower back to the starting position. Repeat 15 times with each arm.
  1. Chest presses
    Lie on your back, a can in each hand, with your arms straight and the cans above your chest, palms forwards. Slowly lower your arms, a slight bend in the elbow, until your upper arms rest on the floor, then push back up and hold for a breath. Repeat 15 times.
  1. Shoulder raises
    Stand tall with arms stretched out in front of you, at 90 degrees to your body, with a can in each hand. Rotate your palms so they face the floor, then raise both arms at the same time to shoulder height. Hold for a breath, then slowly lower back to the starting position. Repeat 15 times.


If you’re planning to start a new exercise program, it’s always a good idea to check with your healthcare provider first—especially if you have an existing health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. 

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