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FIREWIFE44 SparkPoints: (15,839)
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11/30/11 10:13 P

Thank you all for the info. I think 10 min stints in my office might just work! emoticon

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 55,796
11/30/11 11:53 A

I agree with SKYWATCHERRS that breaking your workout up into shorter segments throughout the day might be a good option for you.

I also agree that wearing ankle weights for anything other than strength exercises isn't a good idea and increases your risk of injury.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

SWTESKAPE Posts: 115
11/30/11 11:15 A

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Edited by: SWTESKAPE at: 11/30/2011 (12:24)
SKYWATCHERRS Posts: 6,315
11/30/11 10:58 A

Spark has several videos here on the site you could do at your desk or on your lunch hour.

Science has proven that doing 10 minutes of exercise 3 separate times per day is the same as 1 session of 30 straight minutes. Working in your fitness whenever you can is absolutely fine - you do not have to have an uninterrupted chunk of 30 or 60 minutes to get fit.

I do not recommend wearing ankle weights for walking or running - it puts unnecessary and dangerous stress on your ankles, knees, hips, and back. Using ankle weights to do strength moves on your legs is fine, but it's not something you want to wear while walking or running. You risk injury.



SWTESKAPE Posts: 115
11/30/11 10:56 A




Edited by: SWTESKAPE at: 11/30/2011 (12:24)
FIREWIFE44 SparkPoints: (15,839)
Fitness Minutes: (2,143)
Posts: 65
11/30/11 10:50 A

I am having a hard time finding a spot in my schedule for exercise. Right now I am working a full time day job and also a part time job that has me out until 11pm on tuesdays and thursdays and 8-5 on saturdays. 65 hours a week is starting to wear thin. I also volunteer every wednesday from 6p-3a on my local ambulance squad. Now add to the mix two teenagers, a home that we are trying to get back into after flooding out in august, and a husband that is our fire chief so he is always at meetings and such. The idea of getting up any earlier is not that appealing. I wake up exhausted everyday. If anyone has any suggestions on where I can fit exercise in I would greatly appreciate it. I just can't figure this out on my own. emoticon

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