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“Just Do It”

29th August 2014

Written by: Sharon Rekieta

I recently heard someone express regret for not exercising—she had planned to attend a class but could not find the motivation to get up and get moving. 

I understand that it might sometimes seem inconvenient to workout according to a facility’s set schedule.  However, there is a lot to be said for the inspiration and motivation received from a group--or from just knowing that others are perspiring with you.

As an example: prior to teaching a class late…

Yes, you read that sentence correctly—however, the key word is “routine” and not “stop.” If your regular exercise program has become “routine,” it’s time to shake things up a bit.  A wonderful feature of our bodies is adaptability; yet this same feature can work against us.  When we repeat the same weight-training program, run the same route, take the same cycle class, our bodies learn what to expect and become much more efficient—which is not what we want if we are…

1.  MOVE:  Active Sitting--sit on a Stability Ball instead of an office chair.  You’ll move without even thinking about it and your muscles will stay more engaged.

2.  Take opportunities to walk around--at least once an hour, instead of calling or e-mailing a coworker, walk to the person’s office to personally deliver the message

3.  Need a restroom break?  Walk up a couple of flights of stairs to use the restroom on another floor or choose the one that is furthest from your…