For those of you who struggle or have struggled with weight, what have been some of the factors that have found you packing on extra pounds? Are you an emotional eater who can’t control her appetite during times of stress or sadness? Do you take medication that causes you to plump up? Are you trapped in a sedentary routine that makes it difficult to get exercise in your schedule the way you need to? Too much partying? Not enough rest. Share your weighty woes with us.
I Just Don’t Feel Like It: 5 Ways to get Your Exercise In
Finding time to exercise is often just as exhaustive and difficult as actually performing a workout. Between work, school and socializing, making room for fitness may seem like a Hurculean task. But by hook or by crook, you gotta get it done! Here are five ways to sneak excercise in your routine.
1) Go The Extra Mile (Or Block): Stop taking the bus to the train stop three blocks away! Go to the Starbucks that’s a little bit further away from your office. Walk home on a sunny day instead of hopping in the car with your cubicle mate!
2)Take A Fitness Break: Use your coffee time to go do jumping jacks in a stairwell or to walk around the building. Do crunches under your desk (if it’s safe and clean)! Bust out a few sit-ups during halftime or a commercial break on your fave show.
3) Window Shop (For Your Health): Take a long walk through a shopping district or mall. Not only will you get to check out some fashion, you’ll burn a few calories in the meantime!
4) Just Dance: Put on your fave tunes and bust a move in your living room!
5) Try A Class: Groupon, Living Social and other companies offer great discounts on belly dance, yoga, Zumba and even pole dancing lessons. Find something fun and build a social event around it with your girls. You just may discover your latest fitness obsession!