Exercises That Fit Into Everyday Life!

Do-Any Where Exercises

Do-anywhere exercises are exercises that you can do everywhere and fit into your everyday life. A hundred years ago the only people who went to the gym were boxers and yet most people got plenty of exercise.

Exercises You Can Do While Doing Other Activities

There are lots of exercises that you can do while you are doing other activities. The more activity we incorporate into our everyday life, the healthier we will be.

Some are the do-anywhere exercises that we hear about all the time are:

  • Park far from the store entrance
  • Take the steps not the elevator

Others that do not get as much publicity are:

  • Cheek (butt) squeezes at the grocery store
  • Stretches at the copy machine
  • Calf raises in the shower
  • Weight (canned goods) lifting while watching TV
  • Standing up/pacing while talking on the phone

I am sure that you can think of more!

Active Lifestyle = Weight Lifting For Busy People!

exercise at homeIf you only have time to walk from your car to the office, then make it count for more. When you use your muscles more they will get stronger and bigger.

Muscles burn more calories than fat.

Here are two things you can do to build muscles while walking and make the most out of short activity opportunities:

  • ┬áTo build more muscles when walking, squeeze your butt cheeks really tight. You will find that you are building muscle in your legs, thighs, stomach and butt when you walk like this.
  • Lift (pretend) weights while walking. Visualize yourself holding dumbbells in your hands (but you are really not). Squeeze every muscle in your arms as if you are really lifting them and visualize the action and feel the muscles burn. There are many different weight lifting exercises you can do like this!

 


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Comments

    Shared by: Malkah:

    Great suggestions on how to add movement and strength training that take little time…just some awareness. I will add them to my day. Thank you, Deb!

    Shared by: Tami D.:

    Love these ideas! I am going to add these to my day! Thanks for sharing.

    Shared by: Deb, The Healthy Chef:

    Good for you Terri! Congratulations on working the program! It will add up!

    Shared by: Terri Powers:

    Thanks for the ideas! I’m going to start being more aware of looking for times throughout my day to add movement into my day.

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