So what if you can't make it to the gym. Don't deprive your body of the activity it needs – get it in small chunks of time.
Research conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia found three ten-minute blocks of exercise were as beneficial as thirty minutes of activity. Which is great news for those of us who have trouble fitting exercise into our busy days.
Tips to take advantage of your “chunks” of activity:
Park farther away or take a lap around your building before you start work.
Walk the halls at break time or at lunch. (However, you must keep going – don't stop to chat. Pretend you are on the West Wing and walk & talk)
Settle into the evening with a quick walk around your neighborhood.
Take Rover for a walk.
Extend activities such as unloading groceries by carrying one bag at a time.
Take a “victory lap” around the office at the end of the day. Wishing everyone a good evening might buy you some good will as well!
Eliz Greene is a heart attack survivor, author and nationally known speaker on a mission to encourage women to recognize heart disease as their most serious health threat and provide down-to-earth strategies for active and healthy lives. Learn more about Eliz and the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com
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