Sneak In Exercise

  • When you’re sitting at the computer, suck in your abs like someone was tying a corset around your waist. Hold as long as you can.
  • While standing in line, stand on your tiptoes and hold as long as you can.
  • When taking a walk with your family, wear 3-5 pound ankle weights.
  • During commercials, drop down and do 15 push ups.
  • When talking on the phone, do Kegel exercises. Pull in your PC muscle as if you were trying to stop the flow of urine. Hold for 3 seconds and repeat continually.
  • When doing the laundry, squeeze in your butt muscles tight.
  • If you have stairs, run up the stairs instead of walking. You can also take them two at a time.
  • When washing dishes, kick one leg back as far as you can and hold. Switch legs and repeat.
  • When driving, do neck and shoulder rolls while waiting at stoplights.
  • When it’s appropriate, fidget. Constantly moving around will actually burn calories.

It’s easy to take a routine activity and turn it into an opportunity to do brief exercises. If you do this all day long, you will be burning calories and getting stronger one activity at a time. Be creative and make exercise a way of life.