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Do squats or planks! I started out hating planks, but they make me feel so much stronger if I do them consistently. I like to do both while watching tv and squats are great when you're doing something idle with your hands while standing (cough, dishes, cough)...
I like to get caught up on recorded TV shows, but they absorb so much time. When no one is home, I play them, and "STEP" around the living room in large circles with my pedometer in my pocket. It's easy to get 10,000+ steps in per day this way.
I work from home, so I have to be sitting at least 8 hours a day in front of the computer. I have found several short songs with a very quick beat that work well when I have a moment to hope up and walk, sidesteps, or jog in place. I turn and look out the window or door to refocus my eyes. I sit back down feeling refreshed.
I found a couple great apps for ipad that show great trails for running or biking or hiking as you work on the treadmill or stationary bike. And while I'm "running on the trail" I can listen to all my favorite music on Pandora. I want to get in my exercise!
Many people have the problem of standing a bit too wide when asked to stand with their feet hip-width apart. A FitSugar blog post explains how to find this stance naturally:
I've started adding an "errand" I can walk to onto my trips to the gym -- for example, on the way there I'll walk to the cash machine, or on the way home I'll walk to the drugstore to pick up a prescription. It's a great way to do a little bit more warm up or cool-down...and even on days when I don't have time to go to the gym, if I can get in a walking errand, at least I can count that as a little bit of cardio!
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