Wearing cute, flat comfortable shoes as much as possible helps me get in more exercise. I am more likely to stand rather than sit and be more active while still looking pulled together because they are cute and don't look like track shoes. I can get exercise in without having to change shoes and I can come back from my walk and hop right into my next meeting. Some days the only exercise I manage is the daily walk at work. In heels I sit at my desk all day.
Aerosoles and Sketchers are good places for work appropriate but comfy shoes.
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Anytime I have just a few minutes, on commercials, even right after using the restroom before flushing and walking out into the feront room, I jog in place for a minute. It raises my heart rate and wakes my body up to get my blood flowing and my heart beating. 312
Comfortable shoes, preferably tennis shoes.
Last year I trained for my first marathon, quite an undertaking for someone who is overweight and leads a busy life. However, I found that the more I ran the lower my stress was. I was working crazy overtime, raising 2 small children, maintaining a relationship and running 10-15 hours per week, between 4 and 22 miles at a shot. I found that my Sunday 20-mile run wasn't leaving me exhausted for the work week. On the contrary, I was more alert at work and more energized with my family.
It requires almost no equipment. Just start slowly and wear comfortable shoes.
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