When I know I have to spend a lot of time reading or beading, I set a timer to every 1/2 hour. When the timer goes off, I have to do jumping jacks or run around the table or practice a karate kata. It gets a little movement in and speeds up blood circulation to my brain so I comprehend better what I'm reading and/beading.
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EXERCISE= SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST GOING TO THE GYM!!
Exercise and burning calories are essential parts of losing and then, eventually maintaining weight. The gym is great but, there are so many other ways to squeeze in exercise! Exercise can be vacuuming and mopping the house to some good tunes, taking the dog for an extra long walk, chasing your toddler around the park, gardening with the family, going to the mall a half hour before the movie to walk around it briskly, washing the car, sweeping the driveway, swimming, etc. POSSIBILITIES ENDLESS!
I go to the gym and enjoy it but, I have found that it's easy to fit in movement and exercise into so much of my day. If you feel tired, sometimes getting up and moving around will give you a great burst of energy! Don't think of exercise as one dimensional. There are so many options!
I have a hard time fitting in any sort of movement. By the end of the day, I'm so tired and I've managed to talk myself out of working out. So at work, I run up and down the stairs at lunch, get up to the printer every time instead of letting it build up, and walk around as much as I can. Sure beats going home and doing nothing!
Tibetan monks Rites of Rejuvenation401 Ding these five movements daily has helped me to relieve stress ,stretch,and feel stronger .When I don't have time for a full length workout this fits the bill day or night.I started off doing three reps of each rite and have made progress in getting closer to 21 reps of each movement.I would highly recommend picking up the book or borrowing from the library ,Ancient Secret Of The Fountain Of Youth by Peter Kelder,Foreword by Bernie S. Siegel,M.D.
I have definitely experienced increased strength,flexibility and relief from lower back pain.Here's a youtube link that shows the five rites.Also,Jennifer Kries has a workout DVD,Hot Body,Cool Mind that includes the rites . http://youtu.be/TJElLrpBetca
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