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Have a busy schedule, but still want to stay fit? Are you always on the go? No problem! From push-ups and dips to stretching, there are plenty of moves you can do anytime, anywhere. Bodyweight exercises are just as effective as those performed at gym machines. The key is to be consistent and use proper form.

Here are the top five best exercises to stay fit on the go:

Push-Ups

This compound exercise hits nearly every muscle in your body, especially the chest, back, and shoulders. It also strengthens your core, tones your arms, and raises your heart rate. Beginners can do this exercise against a wall or on the knees to reduce the amount of weight their muscles have to support.

Chair Dips

The chair dip is one of the best triceps exercises out there. This move isolates the triceps and builds upper body strength. All you need is a flat surface, such as a chair or a couch, to keep your hands on. Chair dips will tone your arms and make you stronger overall.

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Standing Calf Raises

This simple exercise isolates your calves and gives them shape. All you have to do is to raise your heels a few inches off the ground, flex your calves, and return to the starting position. If you do it right, you should feel your calves burning after 15-20 reps.

The Donkey Kick

If you want to look hot in shorts, the donkey kick should be on your list. This is one of the few exercises that directly target the glutes. Use a yoga mat or any other flat surface to complete this move. Squeeze your butt really hard to activate the glutes.

Wall Squats

Also known as the king of leg exercises, the squat builds lower body strength and shapes your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. It also tones your abs and raises metabolic rate. The wall squat requires no equipment and can be done just about anywhere. It’s the perfect exercise to sculpt your legs and butt while on the go!