Hi Kathy and welcome. Take a look at the articles in the resource section. I have seen several with suggestions for exercise you can do at your desk. There is also a quicky 15 minute video that you can do for strength training and it is quite a workout. If you click on my Spark Page and check out my favorites it is in there. I use it when I don't think I will get anything else in and it's great. You might also try walking more on your days off, that way even if you get very little during the days you have to work you can get some during the other days.
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Kat welcome!!! I don't know what the others have said but walking is good so if you can walk during breaks and make sure to eat something small other than lunch then your body should use the food for power and then try to get to the gym the other 3 or 4 days, even if you can just maintain you are going to be fine. Blessings, Diana
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Thanks for your suggestions. Getting up earlier is not an option since I already get up at 5 am to get ready for work. I work on the first floor of the building so an elevator is not an option either. I usually don't mind walking from the parking lot in the morning and I try to get up and walk back and forth several times a day in the office. When I am out I take stairs because I am deathly afraid of elevators, and I am not in the habit of parking in the spot closest to an entrance because I know the exercise is good for me. The push ups against the wall is a new idea which I will have to try. I guess I need to research a little more to find some different sitting down at my desk exercises that I can do. I don't want to blow all the progress I have made up to this point.
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Hi Kathy and welcome. You are already off to a wonderful start and well on your way to a healthier you.
The only idea I came up with would involve your getting up a little earlier to exercise at home. I don't recommend staying up later to exercise because the exercise would stimulate you and keep you from getting to sleep.
I remember seeing a desk exercise video with a few exercises you can do at work, even while you are working. These has also been some suggestions like, park at the farthest end of the parking lot to get in a little walk before and after work, use the stairs instead of the elevator, do a set of wall pushups every time you use the bathroom. If you have a sit down job you can do sitting leg extensions while you work.
Just look for small ways to work in a little movement. Exercise can be done in short intervals if you can do longer ones.
1. Hi, KATS949. Welcome aboard. Yep, a dramatic diagnosis certainly does focus the attention, doesn't it! The great thing about "metabolic syndrome" (the dirty little secret) is that it's a billable euphemism for "Eats too much, moves too little". It's entirely reversible once we start moving major muscle groups to mobilize all that idle, toxic glucose that's slumming in the bloodstream instead of getting into the mitochondria (little furnaces) in muscle cells to combust and give you energy to do all the stuff you love! 2. Congratulations on the new good habits over the last 3 months. 3. "There's always time for the most important thing."
I am new to SparkPoints. I found this site while searching the internet trying to find out all I can on how to eat healthy, effectively lose weight and keep it off. I have been obese for years. I always thought I was only "overweight" until my cardiologist burst my bubble! He also told me I have metabolic syndrome and if I didn't lose the weight and bring all my numbers down I would not be here in about 6 years.
I have a question. During the last 3 months I was able to work out 3-5 days a week (and have lost a enough weight to have to buy new clothes because all my old clothes are now 3 sizes too big). The problem is I work in a school and in the summertime we have different hours (10 hrs a day/4 days per week) and I cannot get to a gym more than once a week. What can I do to keep active, healthy and continue to lose weight (I only get 1/2 hr lunch so I can't do much at work)? By the time I get home from work it is dinner time and then I have several activities I participate in three times a week and then early to bed so I can get up early for the job. HELP!!!!!!!! I need ideas please.
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