Exercise - anytime, anywhere
No gym membership? Bike has a flat tire? Workout clothes don’t fit? That’s okay. Getting exercise can be easy and can include a wide range of activities. All you have to do is look for ways to get your arms and legs moving.
Here are some activities that you can do to add some exercise to your day:
- Try walking around your neighborhood. Relax, reflect, walk off your worries and lay your plans for dinner, think about your next day or plan a corporate takeover. You’ll be amazed at how the steps your feet take can make “great strides” on reducing your stress and worries.
- Stretch in your seat. Bend and twist your way to greater comfort and blood circulation. Roll your head, ankles, wrists and shoulders. Wiggle your toes and stretch your feet towards a far wall. Reach over your head and stretch from side to side.
- Going up? Skip taking the lift by applying the "two up, four down" rule to your day. Take the stairs for trips fewer than two floors up or four floors down.
- Pump up your muscles each time you open a can or put away a stack of books. Lifting moderately heavy items like these a few times a day counts as weight-lifting exercise, even without fancy weights.
- Use those legs. Turn your daily errands or commute into refreshing, energizing walks. Or if you have to drive, park at the far end of the car park and walk. It will also save you from having to fight for a parking space!
How do you sneak exercise into your day?
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