Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Daily Fit Tip: Working in fitness

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We all know it can be difficult to sneak healthy practices into busy workdays and hectic schedules. Sometimes the chore of working out and eating right becomes so overwhelming we let these tasks fall off our priority lists. Ditching good nutrition and physical fitness is never a good idea, though, and with a renewed commitment and a little creativity, these routines can stay right where they belong - at the top of our to-do lists. Here's how:
  • Stash fiber-filled snacks like almonds and dried fruits in your desk drawer. Drop the same treats in your purse, briefcase, or car for days when you're on the go.
  • Carry a water bottle wherever you go. Sip on it throughout the day, especially when tempted by a trip to the soda machine.
  • Keep sneakers on hand for quick power walks during lunch.
  • Strategically place a few hand weights so you can grab them when the baby is sleeping, when the boss is out to lunch, when your kids are playing quietly on their own.
  • Drop a jump rope in the back of your car and jump your little heart out at rest stops during that long family car ride.
  • Don't forget the old stand-by exercises that require nothing but your trusty body. Think push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, and squats and do them wherever and whenever you get the chance.
For more ideas on how to work in fitness, check out this resource.

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