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Exercises for the Time Impaired

Updated on December 29, 2011

Exercises for the Time Impaired

This is the season for over eating and putting on pounds not wanted. Many of you have already made a New Year’s resolution to start exercising to loose weight. A note of warning: DON’T do any exercises without the permission of your doctor. Keep in mind that the heart is also a muscle and can get tired too. Also keep in your mind that food to the body, is like gas in a car – put in good gas in your car for a good performance, and put in good food in your body for a good performance. By the way, there is really only one good way to loose weight and that’s to eat properly. Exercise is needed to keep the weight under control. But, many of you won’t have the time needed to exercise on regular, consistent bases.

Here is a list of things you can do for exercises for the time impaired:

1. If you are already on a exercise program, keep it up during the holidays

2. Park your car as far from the entrance at your place of work as possible, and walk.

3. Instead of using the elevator in your building, walk up the stairs. (Just make sure the floor on which you want to exit has a door that is unlocked or have a friend take the elevator and be there to open the door for you.) Start with just going up one floor for a week, then add on more floor each weeks after that until you reach the floor where you work.

4. When shopping, DON’T use a shopping cart, but use a basket you carry and switch carrying hands so you work both sides of the body.

5. When carrying bags to the car, balanced to load in your hands, and than do curls as you to the car walk.

6. If you sit at your job, place your hands under the sides of the chair and try to pull yourself to the floor through the chair. (Hold this grip for 15 sec. with a 30 second rest, than do it again. Repeat this 6 times before stopping. And do this exercise several times a day.)

7. If going to a party, eat a little first so you won’t “pig out” at the party.

8. Don’t skip a meal because you want to “save the calories” so you can eat more at the party.

9. If entertaining and serving a buffet, put the food in a separate room from the dinning area. If your guest can’t see or smell the food, that will help them control the amount, they eat, plus they will have to walk more.

If you do put on pounds you don’t want. Set some goals and objectives on how to lose them.

What’s the difference between a goal and objective? A goal is the final result – in this case losing weight; an objective is a plan on getting to the goal. For example: you want to lose 20lbs. Your goal is the loss of 20lbs, but if you just look at the fact you want to lose 20 lbs, you may think this is an impossible task and may give up and become discouraged. But, if you set some objectives, like losing a 1 or 2 lbs. a week, than you are more apt to reach your objective towards losing the 20lbs, which is your goal. Always remember that exercise alone will not reduce your weight alone, you also have to regulate the in-take of the proper food.


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      Cardia 6 years ago from Barbados.

      Great Hub! Sometimes due to all the work you're doing both in your career and at home, you feel like you have no time to exercise. Lots of great tips here that I'll remember and try to incorporate in my busy schedule. Thanks!

      Voted up, useful and interesting.