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How to Fit in Exercise Any Time of the Day

I’m a pretty busy person. I run a business, I have 3 kids, and I manage a home. Sometimes exercise just does not make it into my day. I want it to, I think I’m going to head to the gym, I have plans to go out for a jog, but other things tend to come first.

But oh, how important it is. I want to get my heart healthy and legs moving. So when I can’t get to the gym or when I can’t put on those running shoes, I try my best to get a workout where ever I can. Just like Amy Sedaris does, photo above, in her recent craft book. She even warms up before crafting (see, exercise any time!)

Here are a few tips and tricks to getting in the exercise I need at almost any time of the day:

  • Grocery Store: the best tip I’ve ever heard is to park as far out in the parking lot as possible. Then you are forced to get a good walk in. And you’ll have to carry your bags out a little further out as well.
  • Lifting Objects: whether it’s your dog or your kids or even your milk, lift something a few times a day. Get those biceps working. Maybe even carry them up your stairs if you have them. (Maybe I should even list that you should live on the third floor or higher of an apartment building and not use an elevator!)
  • Standing Computer Station: switch to a standing desk for work. My husband just did this at work, he switched to a taller desk so he could stand as much as possible. It’s awesome. I need it for my home computer. You don’t realize how often you are on your computer and standing is such a better option. Especially if you’re like me and hunch over in your chair to type or look at your screen to boot!

What are you doing to exercise throughout the day? Even if it’s just a little bit, what are your tips to get moving?

For more ideas from Marie, visit her blog at Make and Takes.

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