So what if you can’t make it to the gym!
Find it hard to fit a 30 minute workout into your busy day? Don’t worry, short periods of activity can be just as beneficial. Don’t deprive your body of the activity it needs – get it in small chunks of time.
Research conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia found three ten-minute blocks of exercise were as beneficial as thirty minutes of activity. Great news!
Tips to take advantage of your “chunks” of activity:
- Park farther away or take a lap around your building before you start work.
- Walk the halls at break time or at lunch. (However, you must keep going – don’t stop to chat. Invite others to walk & talk)
- Settle into the evening with a quick walk around your neighborhood.
- Take Rover for a walk.
- Extend activities such as unloading groceries by carrying one bag at a time.
- Take a “victory lap” around the office at the end of the day. Wishing everyone a good evening might buy you some good will as well!
Using chunks is a great way to move in the right direction toward a more active you!
Eliz Greene works with organizations who need to equip their people to weather the storm of today’s high stakes environment so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart and 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.
Eliz Greene survived a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggled to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and searched for a way to hold on to the perspective and passion she found in her near-death experience. Drawing on her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.
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