Work out on the go

82 stairs by the Buisness and Economics building on the Downtown Campus

Life is hectic. Between work, school, kids and errands our days are filled. So where does time for the gym fit in? If it doesn’t, there are ways to fit quick workouts into your daily routine on the go.

Walk everywhere you can. If you need to run to the grocery store for a few things, or if you need to take a trip to the bank, take a walk there if it’s within a reasonable distance. When you make light grocery trips, consider grabbing a basket instead of a cart for an arm workout. You could even consider buying a mountain bike to get around.

Park farther away. Park as far away as you can from your destinations then briskly walk the rest of the way. The same could go for if you usually ride the bus. Try getting off a stop or two early or later then walk the rest of the way.

Take the stairs. The elevator is tempting, especially on campus, but hiking up that extra couple flights of stairs a day could help give you a good leg workout. If you work in an office and are at a desk all day getting your legs moving probably isn’t a bad idea. You could even buy ankle weights to wear while you’re at your desk and alternate lifting each leg.

Make use of your downtime. When you are at home watching TV, use the commercials to get in some exercise. You could run in place, do crunches, push-ups, or squats, or grab a pair of weights and do some power lifts.

You don’t need to set aside time during your day to work out if you are too busy. You just need to try to think of some ways to burn the calories in between!

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About tonicekada

I am a junior print journalism major at West Virginia University. I have two minors in Italian and fitness.
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