Finding Time for Fitness

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Finding time for your exercise can be daunting and often it means that we forego our movement which has so many negative health implications! If going to the gym and spending 30 minutes to an hour is not doable, I have some fun suggestions! In my book, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I discuss the BEST plans and show you how to discover which ones fit you best. I have decision trees that guide you through the process.


Add more NEAT to your day! NEAT is Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, this is just a fancy term for getting up and getting moving! It translates into modifying your day! For example, use the farthest restroom or taking the stairs. Try organizing a standing meeting (yes, move the chairs out and walk around or stand around during the meeting- they will be SHORTER and more productive!), or use the farthest parking spot and carrying your groceries rather than using a cart or buggy! Can you think of others ways that you could add movement into your day?


If you like the heart pumping work outs, how about performing as many squats, burpees or jumping jacks for however old you are? I am 48, so that means I do 48! You can really perform these anywhere! So, if you are stuck in your office and have only a few minutes between meetings, pump your heart and muscles!


Try a quick high intensity work out like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) twice a week for 20 minutes per session, or a fun, fast and furious Tabata work out! I tried this by the pool with my brother-in-law and my nieces! Crazy fun!

While the CDC recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, you can spread it out over your day and still reap health benefits such as improved blood sugar control, improved blood pressure, less stress and improved sense of well-being and vitality!

Learning to love active living and incorporating movement into your life if you are not an exerciser can seem daunting! It doesn’t have to be a burden, evaluate your days and see where you could incorporate move movement into your day! It adds up and you may be able to skip the gym!

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