TIPS: Fool Yourself Into Exercising More!

Tip Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. This month of tips will be devoted to Exercise.

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Here are some tips on how to easily add more exercise into your life! Some were previously mentioned during the Weekly Challenge of Stair Up (and Down!) but all are great tips worth emphasizing:

TIP #19 – JUST PARK IT ALREADY!: We waste so much time looking for a parking space closest to our destination, whether it be in a parking lot or in the street.  Just grab a spot a bit farther away from your destination than you normally do.  You’ll save time, and just as importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to walk a little further and get into better shape.  Notice  how I said you’ll have the opportunity to walk farther, not that you will have to walk farther.  As you get into better shape, you will relish the opportunity to squeeze in a little extra walking, rather than dreading it.  You’ll see!

TIP #20 – THE MILE OR LESS RULE: Getting into the habit of walking and biking will help save on expenses, such as carfare and gas, and will help the environment as well. Add physical activity into your daily routine. Whether you are doing errands or visiting a friend, make it a priority to walk and bike, especially if the destination is less than a mile away.

TIP #21 – WALK AND TALK: Never sit while on the phone.  If possible, walk back and forth while talking on the phone at home.  Pace like a madman!  You wouldn’t believe how many extra calories you can burn while talking on the phone!

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If you missed last week’s tips, click here.

Wednesdays and Fridays are recipe days! I’ll be posting recipes given to me by my next door neighbor, Chef Chumley. You can read more about him by clicking here. Come back tomorrow for another recipe!

~ Sherri <3

 

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Exercise Weekly Challenge #4: WALK, Don’t Drive!

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I was born into a family that enjoys walking. I mean, REALLY enjoys walking. In fact, although we live far enough from grocery stores to justify taking a car, they mostly walk anyway to do a lot of errands.

In contrast, most people in L.A. completely forget that walking is an option, even if the errand is a mere few blocks away. The automatic knee-jerk reaction is to hop into a car to take care of whatever needs to be accomplished.

Imagine what kind of shape we would be in if we consciously try walking or biking, at least to the closer destinations. A little bit goes a long way. This week when I am doing errands or visiting friends or whatever the outing may be, if the destination is within a mile or less, instead of putting the keys into the ignition, I will be moving one foot in front of the other to get there. This week it’s the mile or less rule, if I am going to a place a mile or less away, walking it will be.

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Week #4: WALK, DON’T DRIVE!

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TIPS: How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Tip Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. This month of tips will be devoted to Exercise.

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Here are tips on getting extra exercise while slowly building up stamina:

TIP #5 – HALF HOUR TO HEALTH:  Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in every day, or at least on most days. The 30 minutes does not have to be all at once. It can be broken down into segments. For example, you can do 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the afternoon, and 10 minutes in the evening. Eventually, as your fitness level increases, try to do more of the exercises in one session. And eventually, when you feel up to it, you can increase the duration of the sessions so that you will do more than 30 minutes, time permitting.

TIP #6 – WALK THE EXTRA STOP:  If possible, try to get off your bus or train one stop earlier and walk that little extra.  It will add up!

TIP #7 – MOVE IT, BUDDY!: The more we move the better. Standing is better than sitting. Walking is better than standing. Jogging is better than walking. Running is better than jogging. You get the idea. We advance from beginner to advanced, one step at at time.

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If you missed last week’s few tips, click here.

Wednesdays and Fridays are recipe days! I’ll be posting recipes given to me by my next door neighbor, Chef Chumley. You can read more about him by clicking here. Come back tomorrow for another recipe!

~ Sherri <3

 

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