We all know exercise is important—but sometimes life gets in the way and we just can’t find the time to squeeze it in. Whether you’re a busy mom, mom-to-be, or working professional, there are simple ways to insert fitness into your daily routine (without hitting the gym).
Here are just a few:
The 9-5 Woman
Why not have your cake and eat it too? We know time is everything, so we’ve come up with a few quick exercises you can do at the office.
- Do calf raises by the printer (or at your desk). If you do 20 calf raises every hour, that's 160 calf raises a day. You’ll have the nicest calves in town.
- Opt for the standing desk. Standing desks allow you to stand up, stretch, and burn calories while you work.
- Practice your posture. If a standing desk isn’t an option, try working on your posture while sitting at your desk. All it takes is 5 minutes every hour to engage your core and improve your posture.
The Expecting Mom
Take a dip in the water! Swimming is the ideal exercise for an expecting mom because it puts almost no pressure on your joints. No pool? Don’t worry! A walk around the block can be a cardio workout that doesn’t put excessive stress on your joints.
The Busy Bee
Moms have a lot on their plates so the best way to stay fit is to incorporate exercise into your already busy routine.
At the playground: While watching the kids play, leverage your surroundings! You can do triceps dips on a bench, lunges in the grass, and pull-ups on the monkey bars. You can also get a little cardio in by participating in a good old-fashioned game of “Tag.” And, remember to stay hydrated.
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