I love squats, lunges, and hikes with steep hills. In short, I really like using my butt.
I'm in a place in my life where workout time is scarce and languid walks with my 1.5- and almost 3-year old are abundant. I've talked before about maximizing efforts when speed and distance aren't available options and I've also mentioned (ad nauseam) that you've got to stop standing around doing nothing when you're standing around doing nothing. Standing around is free time, wasted. If you ever catch yourself standing around doing nothing -- especially if it is standing around watching other people (like little kids) do a bunch of movement -- try the following: straighten your feet, externally rotate your femurs, back your pelvis up, drop your ribs, pelvic list and stand on one leg, do a forward bend, do a forward bend on one leg, do a squat, so a squat on one leg, do a lunge, do a sprint, do a straddle stretch. Do I need to go on? (And yes, I do almost all of these even when standing around in public, like in line at the grocery store. Don't let your ego keep you from moving.)
I posted this picture on Facebook last month to illustrate how I get my forward bends (read: hamstring work) done while living. Forward bends, squats, worm identification, Vitamin D, and time with my kids...all at the same time.
The less you think about exercise as something that needs a special time and place, the better you can use your body.
So back to using my butt, which probably seemed like a non sequitur a couple minutes ago. This video clip is me demonstrating one of my favorite ways to fill up "standing around" time. I'll do a dozen sprinkled throughout the day and find it's not only great for my bod, it's a nice way to center my mind. There is no need to do all your alignment exercise indoors, but if you want to take a longer class that breaks down lateral hip strength and this squat, check out the Balanced Approach to Hip Strength Alignment Snack.
P.S. It's important to note that Strunk and White's The Elements of Style state that a good writer will avoid foreign languages. "The writer will occasionally find it convenient or necessary to borrow from other languages. Some writers, however, from sheer exuberance or a desire to show off, sprinkle their work liberally with foreign expressions, with no regard for the reader's comfort. It is a bad habit. Write in English."
In light of this, I would like to change "ad naseum" to "to the point of nausea" and "non sequitur" to...well, it turns out that the butt part isn't really the non sequitur, but the middle part -- about getting your exercise in while your standing around -- was, so I think I'll stop the grammar lesson here. I'll bet you already know that 1) I am not a good writer and 2) I have have little regard for your short-term comfort (see: one legged squat).