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How Can I Incorporate and Remind Myself to Exercise During the Day? --Brad LaRocque

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It seems everybody is busy these days, but that is not an excuse to skip exercising. Exercise doesn’t have to be done all at once, it can be done in little bursts throughout the day. There is no set time or repetition amount, just as long as you get up more than a couple times a day to do an exercise. If you were to get up and do a few jumping jacks, you will be doing your body some good than if you were to just sit. By the end of the day these little bursts of exercising could add up to a really good workout. Whenever I have 2-5 minutes free I will do an exercise, whether its jumping jacks, planks, pushups, sit-ups, squats, or a quick 5 minute walk. There are many easy and quick exercises you can do in a short amount of time. To work your legs you can do a couple squats, standing up and sitting down in your chair. If you would like to work your abdomen, a Russian hold is a good exercise. Whether you’re sitting at work, home, or school, just pick your feet up off the ground for a couple seconds then put them back down for a couple repetitions. The best exercises are the ones where we are getting up out of our chairs and moving around. Most people don’t like commercials, so whenever a commercial comes on do an exercise or walk around until your TV show comes back on. This gets us in the habit of good exercising. As you can see exercise doesn’t have to be done in a gym. At ProActive Kids, working with children who struggle with obesity, I include weights in very few of the exercises. We try to incorporate to games that the children enjoy that include lots of physical activity. Any movement can become an exercise at any time of the day. Be creative and enjoy!

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