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The ''Real'' Woman's Workout

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  • Good ideas liked the one about taking one grocery bag in each hand. Always try to get them all at once.
  • Great ideas. I often carry one piece of clothing upstairs after ironing, or just a few indoors after drying outside. Think of the extra steps!
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    yes, love some of these suggestions. use some already.
  • We do heat with wood at my house, and I never carry only two pieces of wood, because then you have to keep opening the door and all of the heat escapes that way. You might as well just have everyone wear their winter coats in the house all winter and be done with it! But to each his own. It's really bad for the environment what you are doing, very wasteful.
  • I always park my car far from the store or work entrance, I want to get a shady spot, and it gives me a few more steps towards my 10,000.
  • Thanks! these are all great ideas! Never thought of the groceries being carried in as extra fitness training, but I like it! Progress is anywhere we choose to make it.
  • This is great, and the way that I get lots of "extra" fitness worked into my day. I'm thankful that we live in a two-story house, with a basement as well - I get lots of stairclimbing in each day, plus I do lots of yard work and gardening, plus feeding animals - and yes, I sometimes do some vigourous housecleaning (but not as much as I should during the summer... (sigh)
  • I do the shipping and receiving at work and some delivery guys ask if I have someone to help me take boxes upstairs. I had to start lying so they wouldn't take them up for me! It used to bug me, but I guess they see a tiny 5'2" girl and find it un-girly-like to lift 'heavy' boxes. Or they're just being macho!
  • My students always give me the side-eye when I volunteer to do any task that involves extra walking or lifting but I love it! Definitely a great way to get extra fitness in :)
  • When taking a Client some place, I LOVE ignoring the "Handicapped" Parking -- Even though I have a Disabled Placard for the Car -- Parking far from the building, unloading a Wheel Chair, and wheeling them across the Parking Lot. I get the Extra Steps, and the Client gets Extra Vitmin D and Fresh Air.
  • SHAKESALOT
  • when putting laundry away do it step by step not be too efficient
  • SOCALGAL52
    Oh, yes! Us silver foxes have been doing this for years - we have more stamina.
    We don't need to "build" our muscles, we have adaptede to our changing bodies.
    And resent the #@ii out of the portrayed nubile young women who 'have to get fit' in their twenties.
    We're all in this for the duration - and not the run - we all want to feel good about ourselves so we can continue.
  • KAYTEETOO
    I do these kinds of things too - park further away, make more trips back and forth etc. I'm not so keen on the housework though :-)

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