Always take the stairs- They can be quite an epic addition to your daily routiene. Even if you work in a giant buliding with more than 3 floors. Try Stopping the elevator a few floors below where you need to go. Try 1-2 floors at first, then work your way from there.
Park in the back of the parking lot- This is another no-brainer that most people don't utilize. Many people spend precious time waiting or searching for that perfect spot. You know what? WHO CARES? park in the back, and get some extra steps in, while improving the chance that your car won't get hit by random shoppoing carts and car doors.
Reebok and Sketcher Workout Shoes- Reebok sells a brand of shoes called Easy Tones and the sketchers are known as Shape Ups. Both these brands retail for around $100, but they are selling out in stores all over the country with pretty positive ratings from their customers.
Reebok claims that wearing EasyTone walking shoes will exercise your legs with every step. They are becoming one of Reebok's best selling products because they offers quick results.Reebok officials say, "The EasyTone is the company’s most successful new product in at least five years."
Sketchers claim that their shoes make it feel like you are walking on sand. They come with a DVD on how to use them. They also claim that on average women who wear Shape-ups for 6 weeks lose an average of 3.25 pounds while their body composition is reduced by about 1.125%. As well as their, back strength increases by 37%.\
Wear a pedometer- Research has shown that wearing a pedometer makes you walk more. Being aware of the steps you make, will help you keep on track with walking, and hopefully encourage you to walk more to reach those nice even numbers. From there start setting goals by 50 more steps a week, and see how far you can take yourself!
Use your break time wisely- This is a great time to get a group of co-workers to get together and go on walks while your on a short break. Even walking by yourself can give you some well deserved alone time to maybe focus on your goals for the next day. After all, what is a break for, but to get some fresh air?
Get a partner or two- Having a small group of friends or co-workers together greatly increases the chance that you will continue what you are doing. Be sure to make a deal to help each other out with achieving your goals and stay on top of each other.
Talk- Telling someone aboout what you ate and how much you worked out every day will help you keep on top of things. This simple task takes 5 minues, but is really effective in helping you stay on top of your goals, because you are forced to face it every day, and the facts are right there in front of you, whether you reached your goal or not.
Break your workout into 30 minute segments - For some people this can be really effective. Start with some yoga before you shower in the morning, go for a brisk walk at lunch, and do some cardio after work. This way you have time for you family and daily needs, but can still get in what you need. This strategy may not work for everyone, but for some, it's the way to fit in everything into that tight schedule!
Feel free to tell me about your workout regime, and how it works into your schedule! ~Healthygirl