I don't get "paid" to volunteer but I get quite a few "perks". I get a "free" lunch (yes I know-no such thing as a "free lunch") when I volunteer at the hospital. I received a membership to the historical society because I volunteer there. Plus there's the volunteer recognition lunches, etc. each year.
Help others, help yourself, get rewarded in more ways than one!
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I volunteer several days a week at a local no-kill dog shelter. I go early in the mornings and walk dogs for 3-4 hours, non stop. Its great exercise, great for the dogs, and a huge help to an entirely volunteer run organization.
I set a time to exercise and put it in my calendar as I would an appointment to the doctors. I set my appointments at 10 am Monday through Friday and workout for 1 hour. Mon, Wed, And Fri I do go to my doctors since they have volunteers to be exercise coaches in the small gym. On Tue and Thur I have same time set aside to do exercises using SP videos as my coach.
I use the treadmill for cardio at the doctors and I use dumbbells and exercise bands for strength both at home and at the doctors. I use the SP Videos to get a full workout of cardio and strength at home. I also make sure I warmup and cool-down every session.
I have had success asking family to join me in fitness activities or just mentioning what I need to do and having them volunteer to keep me company so I do it.
Examples include my 15 year old grand daughter and my sister joining me and completing the week long 'walk in her shoes challenge" and my daughters or grand daughters accompanying me on my walks at least one afternoon a week
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