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Exercise that is not structured exercise...Happy Hollies Blog

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thinking about this Blog Challenge, I guess I do a lot more than I thought. Things that I usually don't even think about:

Laundry ~ carrying heavy laundry baskets to and from the laundry room and then to the dressers & closets to be put away.

Dishes ~ every night, loading and unloading the dishwasher. Bending up and down, and up and down.

Vacuuming ~ at least twice a week, lugging the vacuum cleaner around the house from room to room.

Walking to and from my work parking lot ~ I have to park a city block away from my building, which is about two neighborhood blocks.

Some exercising I do randomly throughout the day that I consciencely think about:

Stairs ~ I try to not use the elevator at work as much. I get off a floor early so that I can walk the stairs for the last floor.

Sitting at my desk ~ after I've sat at my desk for an hour, focused and concentrating on my work at hand, I will get up and walk around the floor.

Watching TV ~ during commercials I get up and do some light cleaning, picking things up that the kids or puppy leave laying around. And I don't have to worry, usually by the next commercial, there's more to pick up cause my puppy will pull all of his toys out right after I pick them all up. He thinks it's a game.

So that's pretty much it. The little things I do during the day to stay moving.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLUEFISH1881 12/23/2012 12:09AM

    What a great list. I have a family (dog included) that keeps me busy picking up stuff.

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KELTIC-CARA 12/22/2012 12:23AM

    Great list, you certainly do get some extra exercise in emoticon


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CATHYGETSFIT 12/21/2012 10:44PM

    emoticon list of ways to sneak in exercise. That's funny about the puppy thinking that you putting away his toys is a game! Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!

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JUSTLLAMA 12/21/2012 12:31AM

    Some great ideas here! Keep up the great work!

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HELLFIGHTER1980 12/20/2012 6:44PM

    It is crazy when you stop and think about how much you actually do in a day and how many calories you actually burn. That was where the inspiration for one of my Mad Dieter Blog came from after using a calorie burn calculator on Web MD. Enjoy your next few days off

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WALLAHALLA 12/20/2012 3:35PM

    every little bit adds up emoticon

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ROMEOSMOM27 12/20/2012 2:50PM

    nice story thank you

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KAIDAKANTRI 12/20/2012 2:41PM

  That sounds fantastic :) I Love getting up and moving around all day. I can't stand sitting in one spot for too long.

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