May is National Physical Fitness Month

May is National Physical Fitness Month

Exercise! It seems to be a love it or hate it type of thing. For those of us that don’t carve out specific time to work, we get so busy with life that we either don’t have time to go to the gym or forget to. Science says that even a couple minutes of physical exercise can have a noticeable impact on your body whether that be with energy levels or loss of weight. In honor of National Physical Fitness Month, here are five workouts that you can do from the comfort of your home, while your working, or running errands.

Cleaning
Some of us don’t realize that the thing we do almost every day, if not every day, can make us lose a considerable amount of calories. For higher impact focus on deep cleaning a certain part of your house, such as wiping down all the flat surfaces in your kitchen area. We know we’ve definitely sweated during a good deep clean.

Push-Ups/ Sit-Ups
This one is my favorite! Before you think I’m crazy, hear me out. When I get home, I like to sit down and relax, maybe watch some of my favorite shows before I have to start dinner. Sometimes, I get too comfortable and don’t want to get up, so instead, when I start feeling like that, I will do sit ups for the duration of a commercial break, then get up and at ‘em! You can also do push-ups instead, or switch off between the two for the commercial breaks.

Stairs
If you work in a building that is multiple levels, it is always a option to take the stairs versus the elevator or escalators. If not, when you are running errands and there is an opportunity to use the stairs, choose that!

Chair Squats
Ok, now squats are not my best friend, but it is something that can totally be done at home or at work! Stand directly in front of the chair, feet parallel to each other, cross your hands on top of your shoulder so your elbows are parallel to the ground, then sit down only until you gently touch the chair, then stand back up. Repeat for a couple minutes every day!

Walk/Jog/Run in Place
The amazing thing about this exercise is that you can pretty much do it anywhere, though you might get some awkward glances out in public. Jogging or running in place is a great exercise that you can do with high velocity with a great burn factor. We suggest doing it in about 35-45 second intervals 3 to 5 times with a pace you feel comfortable with then build up from there as you progress.

These are just a few quick exercise that you can do everyday for the person that is constantly on the go. It's important to remember that exercise is something to incorporate in our lifestyle to keep with a healthy lifestyle.

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