It depends on the size of the stalls and how busy the restroom is, but I've read lots of comments from people who do wall pushups and/or squats whenever they go to the restroom! One of my favorites is to walk/march in step while I'm waiting on the microwave to heat something. Granted, it's only a minute or two, but it's a little burst of activity, and it beats standing and watching the turntable go round!
THANK YOU EVERYONE for your helpful tips! These ideas are great, especially the ones at work (since I spend the whole day sitting). I will let you know how each of them go because I plan on trying them all out to see which ones work best for me.
Find a way to incorporate exercise into what you're already doing. Walk across campus to your classes. Park further from work. Sit on a stability ball while you're at the computer or studying. Calf raises and lunges while you're on a phone call. Also, as much as possible I dress for exercise or carry my gym clothes with me. That way, I'm comfortable and can go straight from work to exercise before I change my mind and sit down for the day. Good luck!
Also in the fitness section you can create your own wokrout for strength training adn it can be 10-60 minutes long, however long you want! I take exercise breaks when co-workers take their smoke breaks!
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There's quite a few short bootcamp videos. I've also started using the myFitness page which has suggestions.
When I was in school and working I used to spend 20 minutes excising before bed. I would just do alternate crunches, squats, and lunges. I'd do reps of 10-15 of each, over and over for the 20minutes.
You might be able to slip little bits in throughout your day. I used to do squats while waiting for my printer and brushing my teeth, and I'd always do lunges down a certain hallway (where no one could see me). Good luck!
To view short segments of workout DVDs before deciding which to purchase, try www.collagevideo.com - They have a wide selection.
I personally love to exercise with Leslie Sansone's DVDs(as others have already mentioned). She has many available and most combine cardio and light strength training. And, they are easy to follow. They can be found at Collage Video or you can visit her website at www.walkathome.com to learn more.
P.S. Another great web site for exercise DVDs is www.TotalFitnessDVDs.com - They have some great sales a lot of the time. This week a couple LS DVDs are only $2.99 plus they have decent deals on shipping and handling charges.
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well you could do coach Nicole's Swimsuit boot camp day 1 it is ten Minutes. I also like the Walk a away the pounds with Leslie Sansome. I do the one mile and it is only 20 minutes. Warm up and cool down included. Also the Biggest looser has some great work out videos and you can mix and match and each section is about 15 minutes.
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I'd recommend incorporating exercise into your day. Taking the stairs (maybe taking an extra 5 minutes to go up and down them a couple times). College campuses usually have some really nice areas to walk around too. Check out your campuses wellness website too, they might have mileage for routes around campus and other ideas. Those books you're probably carrying really up the intensity too! ;-) It sounds too easy to be real, but those extra minutes really add up.
run around the block! I got started running by walking the block, then running the block (turns out its .52 miles). It took about 5minutes so I could gradually increase my distance as I got better and still doesn't take much time at all!
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I'm a big fan of DVDs for my workouts. I have discovered the 10 minute solution series. There are some others out there that are broken down into 10-15 incriments. Personally, I use Netflix to check out a video before I buy it and make sure its something I'll enjoy doing or just for the sake of doing something different every once in a while. They have a great selection.
I've also recently discovered the videos on here which are good especially since you can add your own music and don't have to cope with the canned elevator stuff on most of the DVDs.....
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I'm assuming you are doing the spark videos presented on this team -- what about viewing more of those? Or do one twice in a row. The cardio ones burn a decent amount of calories and are quick. Throw in a fun CD to listen to while you do them.
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I have literally no time to work out (full time student/ full time job. Does anyone have any suggestions for a quick 15 min work out I can do every night to get some excerise in that'll be more beneficial than walking around the block once?
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