Friday, July 10, 2009

Fitting Fitness Into Your Schedule - Part 1

Fitting fitness into your schedule - part 1.

Here are a few tips for fitting fitness into your busy schedule - especially if you don't know where to start.

  1. Be less efficient - people are typically trying to think of ways to make tasks easier. But if we make them harder, we can get more exercise. An example is to bring in the groceries one bag at a time instead of trying to carry several at a time, that way you have to make several trips. Another example is to put the laundry away a few pieces at a time rather than a whole basket at a time.

  2. Avoid labor-saving devices - wash your car by hand rather than taking it to a car wash. It would probably take an hour or longer to do the job correctly and guess what, your getting exercise, in addition to a nice clean car.

  3. Take the long way - walking up and down a few flights of stairs a day can be good for your heart. Avoid elevators and escalators if possible. If you ride the bus or subway to work, get off a few stops before your office and walk the extra distance. When you go to the store or mall, park further away from the entrance so you can get a few extra minutes of walking in.

Part 2 to follow tomorrow.

Blessings for a Glorious Day!


  1. Hi Susie!

    Be less efficient and burn more calories! I like that! My favorite is Tip #1. I'd also save my back taking your advice, too. LOL :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Many Blessings....

    Roxanne and Hugo
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  2. Hi Roxanne,

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for putting me on your favorite blogs list, it means a lot! I'll stop by your blog shortly.

    Have a great weekend,

    Healthy Informed Choices