3.11.2008

B active...

Spring is in the air, and bathing suit season is almost upon us! It's not always easy to get a full workout between late nights at the office, after work commitments, and social outings. Here are a few tips to sneak little exercise into your uber-busy schedule.

1. RISE EARLY...
We all love to snooze as long as possible, but a morning work out gets exercising out of the way before you have your morning brew. Plus, you'll have tons of energy throughout the day!

2. WATCH TV...
It sounds crazy, but Exercise On Demand (1025 on Time Warner Cable in NYC) has several great options for workouts that you can do in 15 minute to 1 hour increments.

3. GET OFF THE TRAIN...
Stop transferring and walk a few extra blocks or across town to get to your destination. 10 extra blocks a day will go a long way.

4. TRADE IN BRUNCH...
Love going out with your folks for brunch on Sat. morning? Meet up for a fun boxing or strip tease class before ordering that mimosa.

5. WORK IT OUT...
Does your job have a corporate gym? Sign up and use it!

6. RUN ERRANDS...
We know you have a lot of work to do, but getting feta stuck in your keyboard is never a good look. Now that it's warming up, use your hour-long lunch break to drop off dry cleaning or exchange those too-small shoes. Adding a little movement to your regularly sedentary work day will get your heart pumping and allow you to burn a few extra calories.


1 comment:

Barry Zweibel, GottaGettaBlog! said...

Great ideas!

Too, while some say that 'scheduling' workouts into your daily calendar is helpful, I find 'rules' like that don't necessarily work - especially when starting out. I believe it's far more powerful to get in the habit of setting the intention to exercise, and then making a point to find the space in the day to fit it in. Example: When I'm home, I like to exercise after work, but when I'm on the road, I definitely prefer working out before my day begins.

Staying intentional - and flexible - now that's a nice one-two punch!