Posts Tagged “Physical exercise”

bike-to-work1It’s so easy to put off daily exercise. Even though my place of employment offers a full gym, with weight room, group exercise classes, treadmills and stationary bicycles and showers, I can always find an excuse to put off my workouts. Even though my employer actively encourages its employees to go exercise, I can find a hundred and one reasons to do something else.

This summer, when gasoline hit $4.00 a gallon, I decided to buy a quality bicycle and ride to work everyday. Since my employer does actively promote employee fitness, they provide bike racks for locking up bikes during the day. My office is downtown, so to park a car costs money. Riding my bike, I get “rock star” parking. That is, parking right outside the door, and not blocks away at an expensive garage.

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walking-sneakersYou’re chasing a paycheck and stuck in traffic when not there. Where, then, is there time for you to work out? When you are chasing the paycheck, of course.

Coffee breaks are typically spent with coffee and a snack. Skip the snack and do your laps inside instead. You burn calories instead of consuming them. Double bonus for anyone trying to lose weight.

Lunch breaks should include lunch. Putting a 15 minute walk-a-thon ahead of food, however, will help you burn calories. And having burned time prior to consuming food reduces the odds that you will decide you need a snack in the closing minutes before returning to the cube farm. This brings the grand total of low impact exercise to 45 minutes. And a long way to burning off those extra pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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