Are you aware of the dangers of sitting too long?
New research is popping up everywhere about the dangers of sitting all day. Too much sitting affects all areas of our health, from our weight and body composition to heart disease risk, diabetes risk, and even to cancer risk. Unfortunately, a single sweat session at the gym just doesn’t cut it .
One great strategy is to attach movement to something you already to multiple times per day, every day. Women may have heard of doing kegels (pelvic floor exercises) every time they’re at a stoplight. The following idea is similar… Because what are you GUARANTEED to do multiple times per day, every day? Use the restroom.
In this quick video I outline a movement routine that takes one minute (max). No big deal! But if you do it every time you use the restroom, you’ll be adding 40-50 squats to your day, 40-50 push-ups to your day, and 40-50 triceps dips to your day! Think of the benefits: a revved metabolism, a stronger heart, and firmer, more toned muscles WITHOUT extra time at the gym.
Not comfortable with “bathroom fitness?” No problem. Here are some other ideas for fitting more movement into your day:
-If you’re in an office, take every excuse to stand up and walk around. Rather than email your co-workers, stand up and walk over to them. Move your body and enjoy social interaction (bonus!).
-Busy cleaning the house? Then clean like you mean it! Dust over, under, and around. Move chairs when you vacuum or sweep.
However you choose to move more, whether via bathroom fitness or extra work around the house, reframe it as extra calories burned and perhaps even extra years to your life!
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