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Monday, March 12, 2012

“FITNESS IDEAS” How do you include fitness activities in your daily schedule. What things do you try to do throughout your day to add extra exercise to your life. (An example would be parking far from the entrance to the store to add extra steps.)

I'm not doing very much real fitness right now because my neck is messed up.

I do park in the "back" parking lot so I have to walk through my building to get to my office.

I also make a point of walking to people's offices quite a bit (I send emails instead of talking face to face so I have a black and white "paper" trail, but I still walk around a lot).

I go to the bathroom allll the way down the hall instead of the one next door to my office.

I go shopping frequently and buy small amounts of stuff so I have to go shopping again 'soon'. This allows me to walk the store. It's on the way home so there's no extra gas really involved.

I walk around with my baby niece when I'm at my sisters.

I keep my clothes in the basement so when I get dressed every single morning I have to go up and down at least 1x. If I'm doing laundry I go up and down several times.

I park further away from the stores than need be so I can walk the distance to the doors.

I do a small amount of housework every day.

I stand the whole time I'm cooking on the stove top.

I can't really lift anything heavy right now and I can't walk fast because it jars my neck so this is about the best I can realistically do right now.
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  • RFJSJ50
    You should be so proud of yourself for doing such a good job adding in fitness with your current limitations. Some people really don't understand how difficult that can be to do. I know I often get asked why I do seated exercises when I walk as much as I do (walking uses different muscles than standing cardio exercises - my left knee bends very little and is painful, so seated exercises are great for me).
    I hope things improve soon.
    2683 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Great ideas. Don't feel like you aren't doing enough. We also have to know when to take a break from certain movements, thats important as well!
    2684 days ago
    I think these are great ideas! I love that you still walk around at work even tho you email. It's sometimes easy to forget that although communication has gotten 'easier', it's nice to still chat face to face.

    2685 days ago
    These are all wonderful ideas of how to add more fitness into our daily lives. Every extra minute we are active helps us live a healthier and happier life! emoticon
    2686 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    emoticon blog. I am sorry you are unable to do a lot of exercise, but you are doing a emoticon job of fitting in extra exercse into your daily life. Keep up the great work and you will be ready to increase that when your body allows it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2687 days ago
  • ANH102712
    Sounds like you do quite a few things to help you get that extra exercise in! I might copy some of those ideas :)

    Great job!

    2688 days ago
    great blog i am the opposite i have to sit when i am cooking at the moment it is too dangerous not to at the moment with the pain in my shoulders
    2688 days ago
    Good for you in finding ways to be active even when you don't feel your best. Everything counts and adds up!
    2688 days ago
    You are doing a great job of doing what you can. I salute you for finding creative ways to increase your activity within your limits. WooHoo! emoticon
    2688 days ago
    I love this. Little things can add up to big results!
    2688 days ago
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