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Waiting for the computer to boot up and during commercials, I starting doing exercises like hip flexors, airplane, etc. It makes the time go by faster and makes me feel better about watching TV or sitting at the computer.

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  • STORMY724
    I add about 20 min. of exercise each day in small doses by exercising during wait time, waiting for the microwave, for water to boil, for example. I walk/run in place while moving arms up and down, shadowbox, do jumping jacks.

    In add small movements in public places (on a bus, in a supermarket line, in a waiting room) without anyone noticing: roll ankles, flex & unflex butt, suck in tummy and hold, tap toes, make fist & release.

    While sitting (at work, watching TV) move your feet forward onto toes, then backward, lifting toes off the floor. Stretch legs full-length and pull toes toward you to stretch the muscles on the backs of legs. Place elbows on desk and clasp hands, pressing them together, then releasing.

    Apparently fidgety people weigh less on average than those who aren't. Everyone can come up with dozens of these little movements. Even if each burns only a measly calorie, they add up over time. Five extra calories per day = 1825/year, 10/day =3650. - by STORMY724
  • Great idea - by DISTAN
  • CONNIE1-11
    emoticon - by CONNIE1-11

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