The Moments In-Between

November 9, 2009

Work out with me this week!

* Monday and Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm at Inside Out

* Tuesday, Club Remix, 7:45 PM at Hipline.  Special!

* Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm for Kaiser Employees

* Saturday, 11:45 am, at Hipline.  Sign up in advance!

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Dear Fitness Fans,

I hope you are finding life to be full and beautiful.

I hope that in the moments in-between, you are remembering to come back to your breath.

I also hope that in the moments in-between (Note: sometimes, you  have to CREATE these for yourself!!!), you sprinkle in some fabulous fitness!

Here’s the deal: The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  How to squeeze it all in?   Research shows that working out for a total amount of time each day is key, however, it also shows that you can split it up during the day!   PLUS, when your brain is tired of working or you are being a bit of a couch-potato, doing a few minutes of exercise can give you a boost and get you back into a better mindset!

Here are a few suggestions for work:

* Take the stairs on purpose.

* Walk over to tell someone something rather than emailing or calling.

* Do quick exercises (jumping jacks, crunches, fast feet, etc.) between meetings or tasks.

* Park further away from the office and walk a few extra steps.

* Go for a walk with a coworker at lunch or to brainstorm/discuss new ideas.

Here are some suggestions for home:

* Take the stairs on purpose.

* Carry your groceries instead of pushing the cart to your car.  (I even sometimes do bicep curls or shoulder shrugs with them!)

* Put good music on when you are cleaning your house, and add in your cool moves while you wipe, sweep, and scrub into fuctional fitness!

* Do quick exercises (jumping jacks, crunches, fast feet, etc.) during commercial breaks.

* Park further away from the grocery story and walk a few extra steps.

Got more ideas?  Feel free to send them in, so I can post them!

Come on, ya’ll, let’s WORK IT OUT!

In peace and moments in-between,

Heather

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