No Excuse Not to Exercise

The Amazing Jane Tomlinson

There really is no excuse not to exercise on a regular basis. Literally NO EXCUSE!

There are people with all sorts of health conditions that exercise like the late (great) Jane Tomlinson. There are people that lost their legs before age one and have fought to compete in the able bodied Olympics like Oscar Pistorius (and succeeded!).

There are also people that exercise with severe learning difficulties (Special Olympics); and even people who don’t have any limbs and don’t let that stop them like Nick Vujicic to name just one (there are many hundreds more!).

So don’t let anything hold you back from exercising because you can literally get in exercise doing the simplest things every day.

Such as…

Domestic Balancing Act: When you’re at the kitchen counter, washing the dishes or brushing your teeth practice balancing on one leg for 30 seconds each and when you get the hang of it bend your knee into a one legged squat and then repeat on the other. Keep your back straight and your abs pulled in.

Stair Step-Ups/Run-Ups: Every single time you go up a flight of stairs (anywhere) take them two at a time or run up them. Always avoid lifts or escalators; these are the lazy person’s transportation!

Sofa Squats: Every time you go to sit down don’t actually put your bum on the seat, instead bring your body back up again and perform 10 to 15 reps and then sit down. Keep your back straight and your abs pulled in.

Talk and Walk: Don’t sit still when you’re on the phone. If you’re on a mobile or cordless phone then go for a walk while you talk. More oxygen to your brain may even make your conversations more stimulating.

Don’t Drive: When you nip to the shops, pop to the post office or take the kids to a friends. If your destination is within 3 miles of your house then walk it and make sure you do the same with the kids.

It’s all too easy these days to take the benefit of movement for granted.

So if you incorporate all of the above in your daily routine, not only will you burn more body fat but you’ll be getting more exercise without actually doing anything outside your everyday routine. How fantastic is that!

Karen 🙂


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