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10 Ways to “Fit in Fitness”

1. Good Morning Stretch

  • Before getting out of bed, stretch your arms and legs.
  • Inhale and exhale slowly. Smile and get ready for your day.

2. Shower Stretches

  • Chin to Chest — let water rundown neck and back.
  • Reach overhead and then pat yourself on the back.

3. Brushing Teeth Tighteners

  • Leg lifts.

4. Telephone Thigh Toners

  • Squats; plies.
  • Calf raises.

5. Car Crunches

  • Abdominal (Isometric toning).

6. Daily Activity Dashes

  • Take longer routes.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Walk to the store or the mailbox. Make extra steps in your day. Walk whenever, wherever you can.
  • Work in your garden.
  • Park your car farther away at stores, at school, etc.
  • Take the long route to your next class.
  • Take a walk during class breaks.

7. Shopping Strategies

  • Stop looking for the “front door parking spaces.”
  • Push the buggy.
  • Bend and reach.
  • Stretch while standing in line.

8. Paper Pumpers

  • Do arm exercises with small hand weights while reading the newspaper or magazine.

9. Kitchen Kick

  • Perform front kicks and/or round house kicks while preparing meals.

10. Life Lifting

  • Lift kids, groceries, pets, furniture, etc.
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