Monday, January 31, 2011

12 Quick Workouts for Work or Home and 10 Reasons to Get Moving!

Crunched for time but still want to be active?  Check out these tips!

At work:

  1. Walk to work if possible.  If you drive to work, park away from the door-back corner of the parking lot, down the block, etc.
  2. Regular walk breaks around the office-tired of staring at the screen?  Get up and walk around the office.
  3. Take the stairs and not the elevator.
  4. Walk on your lunch break.
  5. Visit colleagues in person rather than calling or e-mailing
  6. Stand whenever possible/pace while on the telephone.
  7. Have time to kill before an appointment?  Walk up and down the hallway or do calf raises.
At home:
  1. Walk or ride a bike to the store if possible.
  2. Hide the remote so that you have to get up to change the channel.
  3. Wash your car by hand.
  4. Recruit an activity buddy-this includes 4 legged friends!
  5. Keep comfortable shoes in your car so when you are out and about, you have no excuse, you can go walking!
10 Reasons to Get Moving
  1. Makes you feel great-really it does!  
  2. Helps boost your metabolism.
  3. Burns off calories, which in turn aids in weight loss
  4. Tones muscles and improves shape.
  5. Helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  6. Can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.
  7. Improves sleep, promotes relaxation, and combats depression.
  8. Increases strength and flexibility.
  9. Keeps bones healthy and prevents falls in the elderly.
  10. Helps you maintain your desired weight for a lifetime.

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