No Gym Required
You don’t have time to get to the gym, but you’re stressing about your health, and the scale continues creeping up as if little gremlins were tying weights to the bottom of your pant legs. Everyone has felt this way at one point or another in their fast-paced working life. We’re busy, but that shouldn’t mean all fitness has to go out the window or that anyone is required to find room in an already overbooked schedule to hit the gym. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities that you can do to keep off the weight or fight obesity. The gurus of HealingRadius have you covered.
Use the Force of … Technology
There is an app for everything. A brief search of the word fitness in my app store brought up 250 apps dedicated solely to helping people get in shape and stay in shape. Everything from pedometers to nutrition to daily exercises that you can do in your office are waiting at your fingertips. The best part? You no longer have to call around or Google different fitness centers in your area. Instead, the HealingRadius app is available for you to schedule an appointment without interfering with your day.
With all these available resources, finding a two-minute exercise to add to your workday or a pedometer tracker to map out how many steps you take should be easy as pie! (Did someone say pie?)
Beyond technology, there are plenty of opportunities to add calorie-fighting ninjas to your daily routine:
Ninja No. 1: Walk in place as you are brushing your teeth. If you brush for the recommended amount of time, you will have power walked for two minutes before getting out of your pajamas.
Ninja No. 2: If you live close to your workplace, ride your bike instead of driving your car. A 10-minute bike ride fights way more calories than singing along to the latest Taylor Swift song on the radio. And look, by the end of the day, you’d have ridden your bike around 20 minutes to and from work.
Ninja No. 3: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. This one’s an oldie, but goodie. Stair climbers are pretty much the only 1980s workout equipment that is still popular because of their ability to burn a crazy amount of energy. Don’t neglect the free ones in your life. Walk the stairs today.
Ninja No. 4: Every hour, get out of your seat and spend about one minute walking in place. It might seem silly at first, but by the end of an eight-hour workday (for instance), you’ve added eight minutes of walking to your day. You know, science does tell us that when you hold your spine in the same position for too long, you begin to feel tired. So, this exercise is sure to help you become more energized!
With the help of these ninjas, you’ve just accomplished an additional 32 minutes of exercise that you didn’t realize you had time for.
It’s much easier to go to McDonald’s on your lunch break than it is for you to worry about a packed lunch. However, the packed lunch is going to be far better for you than the healthiest item on a fast-food menu. Refer to the Department of Agriculture’s New Food Pyramid or look at this handy graphic on the division of food on your plate to learn ways to divvy up your leftovers for yourself.
Keeping yourself fit as a busy individual is as easy as adding a few more activities to your routine. By the end of the day, you’ll have achieved fitness without much struggle and feel better for it!
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