Sunday, August 28, 2011
Good Morning; I am watching the weather channel again. Many of the areas dodged a bullet. TG. Yesterday I tried walking outside around a shopping area and I lost my energy in this heat. I thought to myself that was not very smart. Later I got some steps inside. How did you all do this weekend?
Excellent: Found on SP
Activities Fit for the Waiting Room
Whether you're a busy parent, student, or working stiff, your schedule is likely full of waiting time. You wait at the doctor, at the school, and at your appointments. Instead of turning waiting time into wasted time, try these ideas to fit in a little fitness:
Many stretches can be done from a seated position.
• Stretch your shoulder by bringing one arm across your chest; your triceps by pulling your elbow behind your head; and your chest by interlocking your fingers behind you and extending your arms upward and outward.
• Straighten your legs and reach for your toes to loosen up your hamstrings and back; sit back in your chair and pull your knee into your chest; twist side-to-side
• Relax your neck and relieve tension by dropping your chin down to your chest, looking up at the ceiling, and lowering your ears toward your shoulders.
If space allows, take advantage of it. Pace back and forth or let the receptionist know that she can find you outside on the sidewalk when your appointment is ready.
Work those muscles without anyone noticing. Flex and hold each muscle group for 10-30 seconds and relax. Repeat 1-2 times. Try your quads, calves, biceps, chest, and abs.
Don't forget about deep breathing
Deep breathing exercises can be done anytime, anywhere, and offer big benefits to your mental state. Try a few relaxing breaths before your next meeting and you'll notice major stress relief.
Time Involved: 5-10 minutes
have a good day! Remember every little bit of movement helps! Standing is better than sitting.