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Watching water boil or your food warm up in the microwave can feel like a drag. Why not fit a workout in while you wait?

Face the countertop and place your hands on the edge, roughly shoulder-width apart. Step your feet backward. Lift your heels up so that your body forms a plank. Don’t let your back round or arch.Carrie Cockburn/The Globe and Mail

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Lower your chest toward the counter while keeping your elbows in. Then press your body back to starting position. Do as many as you can in the time you have.Carrie Cockburn/The Globe and Mail

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