Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
I liked playing field hockey and lacrosse in high school, and since I still have my equipment, it's easy to add 5-15 minutes of playing the sport to the end of my work out time for something fun and a little added calorie burning!
Every morning, whether I will be going to the gym or not, I spend 5 to 10 minutes doing a few exercises before I jump in the shower. Not things I track, but some days a couple of hundred arm circles, or maybe some lunges or marching in place... Just enough to rev up my body for the day.
When I go shopping I park way out in the parking lot instead of driving around and around trying to find the closest spot. That way I get in extra walking. Also, when at all possible, I carry my bags to the car instead of using a buggy.
I have found that water exercise really is toning my body and losing more inches than ever before. I have never seen these results at the gym.
I started out with 500 steps because of severe arthritis but I have increased my steps daily! Just do 100 more steps daily to make your goal!
When you lift or do hours of cardio and your body says "UM I've had enough" the next day. You know the feeling, muscles that are so sore lifting a pencil hurts.....I lift the following day.
I work at a bank and sit most of the day. I drink water all day long and have to use the restroom probably 5 to 6 times a day. I do 15 squats each and every time I go. It helps break the monotony of the day and I can see and feel the difference in my legs!
On the days when you're too busy/tired/stressed to get in a full workout, spin a hula hoop for 10 minutes! It's fun, works the whole core, and you feel silly enough that the stress and fatigue melt away.
No time to exercise? The average commercial is 2+ min long on TV. Instead of heading for the fridge, exercise. Do squats, pushups, wall pushups, jumping jacks etc
On the computer. do these exercises or similar every 15 min