This is the season that eating and celebrating go hand in hand. It is inevitable that weight gain will occur but add simple ways to exercise more to keep it at a minimum. Here are some easy and resourceful ways to get that burn and stay in shape during the next few weeks.

  • Get up five minutes earlier in the morning. Before showering, utilize those extra five by stretching.
  • On breaks at the office, spend 5 to 10 minutes climbing stairs if available.
  • Contract the stomach and your shoulders several times while waiting anywhere, such as a line at the ATM or at a store.  
  • During lunch breaks take a hike around the block.
  • Do calf stretches while riding in elevators by standing on toes.
  • During television viewing, pedal on an exercise cycle while watching.
  • Put the remote away and change TV channels manually.
  • Dance to music with a faster pace for an additional workout of 10 minutes each day at home.
  • While talking on the phone at home, stand with feet astride and stretch side to side.
  • Prune, weed, dig in the garden or mow the lawn with a manual mower for great stretches.
  • With a sponge in hand, wash the car.


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